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Media Arabic

Author: Julia Ashtiany
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993.
Series: Islamic surveys.
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Designed to meet today's ever-increasing demand for access to the Arabic media, this practical textbook provides the basic skills required for comprehension and newsgathering from Arabic media including the web, TV, radio and newspapers. Assuming no more than a basic knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, the primary emphasis throughout is on learning to manipulate structures, short-term and vocational vocabulary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Textbooks
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ashtiany, Julia.
Media Arabic.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)607782023
Online version:
Ashtiany, Julia.
Media Arabic.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)610579920
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Ashtiany
ISBN: 0748603670 9780748603671
OCLC Number: 32014755
Language Note: In Arabic and English.
Description: xii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Unit 1. Preparatory exercises. Lesson 1.1. Reports and statements --
Lesson 1.2. Visits ---
Unit 2. Analysis and comprehension. Lesson 2.1. Titles --
Lesson 2.2. Messages, receptions and meetings ---
Unit 3. Problems of comprehension. Lesson 3.1. Synonyms --
Lesson 3.2. Frames --
Lesson 3.3. Frames and fillings --
Lesson 3.4. Cutting through the Padding ---
Unit 4. Vocabulary. Lesson 4.1. Formation of coinages --
Lesson 4.2. Coinages in politics --
Lesson 4.3. New vocabulary: using newspapers as a source ---
Unit 5. Newspaper material --
format and style. Lesson 5.1. Types of material --
Appendix: calendars ----
Part II. Unit .6. Lesson 6.1. Political change --
Lesson 6.2. Parties and elections --
Lesson 6.3. Political trends ; political appointments --
Lesson 6.4. Political procedures ---
Unit 7. War. Lesson 7.1. Invasion and side-effects of war --
Lesson 7.2. Troops and military hardware --
Lesson7.3. Military engegements ; casualities ---
Unit 8. Law and order. Lesson 8.1. Strikes ; demonstrations and crime ---
Unit 9. Economic affairs. Lesson 9.1. State and consumer ; investor and producer --
Lesson 9.2. Developing economics : finance, materials and supply --
Lesson 9.3. Economic pressures and economic migration ---
Unit 10. Disaster and aid. Lesson 10.1. Disaster reports.
Series Title: Islamic surveys.
Responsibility: Julia Ashtiany.
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Designed to meet today's ever-increasing demand for access to the Arabic media, this practical textbook provides the basic skills required for comprehension and newsgathering from Arabic media including the web, TV, radio and newspapers. Assuming no more than a basic knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, the primary emphasis throughout is on learning to manipulate structures, short-term and vocational vocabulary acquisition, and self-assessment. Part One provides an introduction to the broad structures of media Arabic, preparing students for oral translation and independent reading, while Part Two provides more advanced exercises in oral translation focused on the vocabulary of a selection of key topics in current affairs. Both sections are based on recent news material, and an accompanying CD is included. Adaptable to both large or small classes or intensive groups, the course is designed primarily for classroom language teaching in universities and government and professional programmes, and secondarily for self-teaching. The new edition of this best-selling textbook has been thoroughly revised to take account of changes in reporting style and spectrum of news stories, and in the technologies of access to the news media.

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