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A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic
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1. Introduction to Arabic; 2. Modern Standard Arabic phonology and script; 3. Arabic word structure: an overview; 4. Basic Arabic sentence structures; 5. Arabic noun types; 6. Participles: active and passive; 7. Noun inflections: gender, humanness, number, definiteness, and case; 8. Construct phrases and nouns in apposition; 9. Noun specifiers and quantifiers; 10. Adjectives: form and function; 11. Adverbs and adverbial expressions; 12. Personal pronouns; 13. Demonstrative pronouns and their functions; 14. Relative pronouns and relative clauses; 15. Arabic numerals and numeral phrases; 16. Prepositions and prepositional phrases; 17. Questions and question words; 18. Connectives and conjunctions; 19. Subordinating conjunctions: the particle 'inna and her sisters; 20. The classes of Arabic verbs; 21. Verb inflection: a summary; 22. Form I the base form of the triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns and participles; 23. Form II triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 24. Form III triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 25. Form IV triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 26. Form V triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 27. Form VI triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 28. Form VII triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 29. Form VIII triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 30. Form IX triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 31. Form X triliteral verb: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 32. Forms XI-XV triliteral verb; 33. Quadriliteral verbs: verb types, verbal nouns, and participles; 34. Moods of the verb I: indicative and subjunctive; 35. Moods of the verb II: jussive and imperative; 36. Verbs of being, becoming, remaining, seeming; 37. Negation and exception; 38. Passive and passive-type expressions; 39. Conditional and opative expressions.

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An accessibly-written, comprehensive handbook on the essential aspects of the structure of Arabic.

About the Author

Karin C. Ryding is Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic, Department of Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics, Georgetown University.

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