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Modern Arabic : structures, functions, and varieties

Author: Clive Holes
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2004.
Series: Georgetown classics in Arabic language and linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The revised and updated edition of Modern Arabic takes this authoritative, concise linguistic description of the structure and use of modern Arabic to an invaluable new level. Clive Holes traces the development of the Arabic language from Classical Arabic, the written language used in the 7th century for the Qur'an and poetry, through the increasingly symbiotic use of Modern Standard Arabic or MSA (the language of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Holes
ISBN: 1589010221 9781589010222
OCLC Number: 54677538
Description: xix, 419 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A brief history of Arabic --
Phonology --
Verb morphology --
Noun morphology --
Beyond root and pattern --
Syntax and Semantics I --
Syntax and Semantics II --
Lexical and stylistic developments --
Language level.
Series Title: Georgetown classics in Arabic language and linguistics.
Responsibility: Clive Holes.

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Traces the development of the Arabic language from Classical Arabic through the symbiotic use of Modern Standard Arabic or MSA. This title explains the structural characteristics - phonology,  Read more...

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