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Standard Arabic

Standard Arabic
An Advanced Course
Student's book

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  • Date Published: March 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635585

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  • This course is designed for students who have completed a first-level course in Arabic and wish to pursue the subject to degree level. It aims to develop thoroughly the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, making extensive use of authentic Arabic materials. Each of the twenty chapters is based around a particular topic relating to the culture, history, politics, geography or society of the Arab Middle East, to give students an insight into important aspects of the region. This topic-based approach allows students to tackle vocabulary and structures in a coherent and concentrated manner. Each chapter contains materials for translation into and from Arabic, aural texts, précis passages, suggested oral discussion topics, and a variety of exercises including comprehension in English and Arabic. Accompanying cassettes and a teacher's handbook are available separately.

    • This student's coursebook, with a set of two cassettes and a teacher's handbook available separately, completes a fully comprehensive advanced Arabic course
    • Arranged in topics relating directly to relevant issues in the Arab-speaking Middle East
    • A wide variety of exercises in each chapter
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a welcome addition to the limited pool of textbooks that can be used to teach modern standard Arabic in general and advanced Arabic in particular. The work seems to be a result of great efforts by the authors based on their personal experiences teaching the language in academic institutions...The topic-based selection of texts makes it very attractive" Religious Studies Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521635585
    • length: 620 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.217kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Geography of the Middle East
    2. Ethnic groups in the Middle East
    3. The Middle East in antiquity
    4. The rise of Islam
    5. Arabic language
    6. The Arabic-Israeli conflict
    7. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
    8. Climate and environment
    9. Social issues and development
    10. Gender
    11. Popular culture
    12. Muslim Spain
    13. Arab nationalism
    14. Islamic fundamentalism
    15. Democracy
    16. Death and succession
    17. Arabic literature
    18. Economics
    19. Medicine
    20. Islamic heritage

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Quranic Arabic
  • Authors

    James Dickins, University of Durham

    Janet C. E. Watson, University of Durham

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