An Introduction To Modern Standard Arabic

Paperback | May 16, 2019

byG. N. Groffman

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G. N. Groffman's introduction to Standard Arabic takes absolute beginners to a level at which they will be able to read, write, and speak Arabic with some proficiency. The author begins by explaining the forms of the Arabic letters and the rules for their pronunciation. He then provides asystematic coverage of Arabic grammar. He describes the major syntactic rules, word formation, the principal verb types, nouns, prepositions and particles, and dates and numbers. He does so in a way that is easily followed by the reader, with numerous practice exercises at every stage and regularadvice on commonly encountered difficulties. He ends the book with a useful reference table of verbs, substantial English-Arabic and Arabic-English vocabularies, and a comprehensive grammatical index. This up-to-date and approachable course is aimed at students. It will also be a valuable guide for all those, including scholars, diplomats, and business people, who need a working knowledge of Arabic.

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G. N. Groffman's introduction to Standard Arabic takes absolute beginners to a level at which they will be able to read, write, and speak Arabic with some proficiency. The author begins by explaining the forms of the Arabic letters and the rules for their pronunciation. He then provides asystematic coverage of Arabic grammar. He descri...

Gerald Groffman studied Russian and French at the University of Oxford and Arabic at the University of Exeter. He was Head of Oriental Languages at Marlborough College until his retirement in 2000. It was from Marlborough in 1983 that he initiated the Schools Arabic Project to promote the teaching of Arabic in British schools.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:May 16, 2019Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199277737

ISBN - 13:9780199277735

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SELECTED CONTENTSIntroductionThe Arabic AlphabetSpecial Features of PronunciationSyllable Stress1. Present Tense of the Verb 'to be': Asking a question2. Gender in Nouns: Ordinal Numerals: Gender Agreement; Cardinal Numerals: 1 to 10; Independent or Subject Pronouns3. Case Endings - Indefinite Nouns4. Case Endings for Adjectives: Cardinal Numerals5. Use of Verbs: Use of the Accusative6. Pronoun Suffixes7. The Idaafah8. The Preposition9. Pronoun Suffixes, prepositions with - their Vowel and Spelling Changes, - Verbs with -10. The Verb 'to please'; The Verb 'not to be'; Perfect Tense of Five Hollow Verbs11. Verbs: The Imperfect Indicative12. Hollow Verbs: The Imperfect Indicative13. The Dual Endings of Nouns, Adjectives, and Pronouns14. The Dual of Verbs15. The Negative of the Imperfect Indicative16. The Plural of Nouns and Adjectives - The Sound Plural - Nisbah Adjectives - Masculine Sound Plural as first term of an Idaafah17. The Triliteral Root System of Arabic Words18. Subjunctive and Future Tenses: Assimilated Verbs19. The Jussive20. Interrogatives21. The Derived Forms of Arabic Verbs22. The Pluperfect and Past Imperfect23. Relative Clauses24. The Verbal Noun25. Defective Verbs26. The Indeterminate Relative Pronouns27. Demonstrative Pronouns28. Affirmative Imperative Forms of Verbs: Negative Imperative29. Hollow Verbs - Forms I to X30. Ordinal Numbers: Telling the Time31. Active Participles of Verbs: Impersonal Expressions with a Following Clause32. The Elative (Arabic Comparative and Superlative)33. Phonetic Change in Nouns and Adjectives: Using the Cardinal Numbers; The Calendar in the Arab World34. The Passive Voice35. The Haal Clause36. Passive Participles37. Doubled Verbs: The Subjunctive: Summary of Uses38. Verbal Nouns: Accusative of Cause, Reason, or Purpose; Quadriliteral Vebs39. Jussive Indirect CommandsReference Tables of VerbsEnglish-Arabic VocabularyArabic-English VocabularyGrammatical Index