An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic by David Cowan

By David Cowan

The teachings are transparent, in non-technical language, and feature beneficiant examples, with lots of workouts for translation from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic. this can be the handbook that scholars attracted to Arabic as a residing and increasing global language will want. it's the first to deal as a rule with glossy literary Arabic. In Mr Cowan's phrases: 'The goal is to give an explanation for to the scholars, in as concise a fashion as attainable, the grammatical constitution of the fashionable Arabic literary language because it is located at the present time in newspapers, magazines, books, the radio, and public talking. i've got endeavoured to limit the cloth to the minimal that can function a stepping-stone to a deeper learn of Arabic. because the primary grammar of written Arabic has infrequently replaced as an creation to the classical language additionally. Having as soon as mastered its contents the scholar must have a valid snatch of Arabic grammar and will then direct his reviews in the direction of sleek literature or classical in accordance with his wishes and tendencies.

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