Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic

ISBN-10: 0521777712

ISBN-13: 9780521777711

Edition: 2005

Authors: Karin C. Ryding
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Description: A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of Arabic. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet accessible overview of Modern Standard Arabic in which the essential aspects of its phonology, morphology and syntax can be readily looked up and understood. Accompanied by extensive carefully-chosen examples, it will prove invaluable as a practical guide for supporting students' textbooks, classroom work or self-study, and will also be a useful resource for scholars and professionals wishing to develop an understanding of the key features of the language. Grammar notes are numbered for ease of reference, and a section is included on how to use an Arabic dictionary, as well as helpful glossaries of Arabic and English linguistic terms and a useful bibliography. Clearly structured and systematically organised, this book is set to become the standard guide to the grammar of contemporary Arabic.

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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Karin C. Ryding is the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic at Georgetown University.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Arabic
Afro-Asiatic and the Semitic language family
An overview of Arabic language history
Classical Arabic
The modern period
Arabic today
Phonology and script
The alphabet
Names and shapes of the letters
Consonants: pronunciation and description
Vowels
MSA pronunciation styles: full form and pause form
MSA syllable structure
Word stress rules
Definiteness and indefiniteness markers
Arabic word structure: an overview
Morphology in general
Derivation: the Arabic root-pattern system
Word structure: root and pattern combined
Dictionary organization
Other lexical types
Inflection: an overview of grammatical categories in Arabic
Distribution of inflectional categories: paradigms
MSA inflectional classes
Case and mood: special inflectional categories in Arabic
Basic Arabic sentence structures
Essential principles of sentence structure
The simple sentence
Other sentence elements
Compound or complex sentences
Arabic noun types
Verbal noun (al-maSdar [characters not reproducible])
Active and passive participle (ism al-faa il [characters not reproducible], ism al-maf uul [characters not reproducible])
Noun of place (ism makaan [characters not reproducible])
Noun of instrument (ism al- aala [characters not reproducible])
Nouns of intensity, repetition, profession
Common noun (al-ism [characters not reproducible])
Generic noun (ism al-jins [characters not reproducible]) and noun of instance (ism al-marra [characters not reproducible])
Diminutive (al-taSghiir [characters not reproducible])
Abstraction nouns ending with -iyya
Nouns not derived from verb roots
Common nouns from quadriliteral and quinquiliteral roots: (asmaa rubaa iyya wa xumaasiyya [characters not reproducible])
Collective nouns, mass nouns, and unit nouns (ism al-jins [characters not reproducible]; ism al-waHda [characters not reproducible])
Borrowed nouns
Arabic proper nouns
Complex nouns, compound nouns, and compound nominals (naHt [characters not reproducible] and tarkiib [characters not reproducible])
Participles: active and passive
Active participle (AP): (ism al-faa il [characters not reproducible])
Passive participle (PP): (ism al-maf uul [characters not reproducible])
Noun inflections: gender, humanness, number, definiteness, and case
Gender
Humanness
Number
Definiteness and indefiniteness
Case inflection
Construct phrases and nouns in apposition
The construct phrase or Daafa [characters not reproducible]
Nouns in apposition (badal [characters not reproducible])
Noun specifiers and quantifiers
Expressions of totality
Expressions of limited number, non-specific number, or partiality
Expressions of "more," "most," and "majority"
Scope of quantifier agreement
Non-quantitative specifiers
Adjectives: function and form
Function
Attributive adjectives
Predicate adjectives
Adjectives as substantives
Arabic adjective inflection
The adjective iDaafa, the "false" iDaafa (Daafa ghayr Haqiiqiyya [characters not reproducible])
Adjective derivation: the structure of Arabic adjectives
Derivation patterns from Form I triliteral roots
Quadriliteral root adjective patterns
Participles functioning as adjectives
Derivation through suffixation: relative adjectives (al-nisba [characters not reproducible])
Color adjectives
Non-derived adjectives
Compound adjectives
Adverbs and adverbial expressions
Adverbs of degree
Adverbs of manner
Place adverbials
Time adverbials
Numerical adverbials
Adverbial accusative of specification (al-tamyiiz [characters not reproducible])
Adverbial accusative of cause or reason (al-mafuul li-ajl-i-hi [characters not reproducible], al-mafuul la-hu [characters not reproducible])
Adverbs as speech acts
Personal pronouns
Independent personal pronouns (Damaaspir munfaSila [characters not reproducible])
Suffix personal pronouns (Damaa muttaSila [characters not reproducible])
Reflexive expressions with nafs plus pronouns
Independent possessive pronoun: dhuu + noun
Demonstrative pronouns
Demonstrative of proximity: 'this; these' [characters not reproducible] haadhaa
Demonstrative of distance: 'that; those' [characters not reproducible] dhaalika
Functions of demonstratives
Other demonstratives
Relative pronouns and relative clauses
Definite relative pronouns
Definite relative clauses
Indefinite relative clauses
Resumptive pronouns in relative clauses
Indefinite or non-specific relative pronouns: maa [characters not reproducible] and man [characters not reproducible]
Numerals and numeral phrases
Cardinal numerals (al-adaad [characters not reproducible])
Ordinal numerals
Other number-based expressions
Expressions of serial order: "last"
Prepositions and prepositional phrases
Overview
True prepositions (Huruuf al-jarr [characters not reproducible])
Locative adverbs or semi-prepositions (Zuruuf makaan wa-Zuruuf zamaan [characters not reproducible])
Prepositions with clause objects
Questions and question words
ayn-a [characters not reproducible] 'where'
ayy-un [characters not reproducible] 'which; what'
kam [characters not reproducible] 'how much; how many'
kayf-a [characters not reproducible] 'how'
li-maadhaa [characters not reproducible] 'why; what for'
maa [characters not reproducible] and maadhaa [characters not reproducible] 'what'
man [characters not reproducible] 'who; whom'
mataa [characters not reproducible] 'when'
hal [characters not reproducible] and a- [characters not reproducible] interrogative markers
Connectives and conjunctions
wa- 'and' (waaw al-aTf [characters not reproducible])
fa- [characters not reproducible] 'and so; and then; yet; and thus'
Contrastive conjunctions
Explanatory conjunctions
Resultative conjunctions
Adverbial conjunctions
Disjunctives
Sentence-starting connectives
Subordinating conjunctions: the particle inna and her sisters
Introduction
The particles
Verb classes
Verb roots
Verb derivation patterns: awzaan al-fil [characters not reproducible]
Verb inflection: a summary
Verb inflection
Complex predicates: compound verbs, qad, and verb strings
Form I: The base form triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Regular (sound) triliteral root (al-fil al-SaHiiH al-saalim [characters not reproducible])
Geminate verb root (al-fil al-muDaaf [characters not reproducible])
Hamzated verb root (al-fil al-mahmuuz [characters not reproducible])
Assimilated verb root (al-fil al-mithaal [characters not reproducible])
Hollow root (al-fil al-ajwaf [characters not reproducible])
Defective verb root (al-fil al-naaqiS [characters not reproducible])
Doubly weak or "mixed" verb root
Verbal nouns of Form I
Form I participles
Form II
Basic characteristics
Regular (sound) triliteral root
Geminate (doubled) root Form II
Hamzated roots in Form II
Assimilated roots in Form II
Hollow roots in Form II
Defective roots in Form II
Doubly weak roots in Form II
Examples of Form II verbs in context
Form II verbal nouns
Form II participles
Form III triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Regular (sound) triliteral root
Geminate (doubled) root Form III
Hamzated roots in Form III
Assimilated roots in Form III
Hollow roots in Form III
Defective roots in Form III
Doubly weak roots in Form III
Examples of Form III verbs in context
Form III verbal noun
Form III Participles
Form IV triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Regular (sound) triliteral root
Geminate (doubled) root Form IV
Hamzated roots in Form IV
Assimilated roots in Form IV
Hollow roots in Form IV
Defective roots in Form IV
Doubly weak roots in Form IV
Exclamatory Form IV
Examples of Form IV verbs in context
Verbal noun of Form IV
Form IV participles
Form V triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Regular (sound) triliteral root
Geminate (doubled) root Form V
Hamzated roots in Form V
Assimilated roots in Form V
Hollow roots in Form V
Defective roots in Form V
Doubly weak roots in Form V
Examples of Form V verbs in context
Form V verbal nouns
Form V participles
Form VI triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Regular (sound) triliteral root
Geminate (doubled) root Form VI
Hamzated roots in Form VI
Assimilated roots in Form VI
Hollow roots in Form VI
Defective roots in Form VI
Examples of Form VI verbs in context
Form VI verbal noun
Form VI participles
Form VII triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Regular (sound) triliteral root
Geminate (doubled) root Form VII
Hamzated roots in Form VII
Assimilated roots in Form VII
Hollow roots in Form VII
Defective roots in Form VII
Examples of Form VII verbs in context
Form VII verbal noun
Form VII participles
Form VIII triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Regular or sound roots
Geminate (doubled) root Form VIII
Hamzated roots in Form VIII
Assimilated roots in Form VIII
Hollow roots in Form VIII
Defective roots in Form VIII
Examples of Form VIII verbs in context
Verbal nouns of Form VIII
Form VIII participles
Form IX triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Sound/regular roots in Form IX
Geminate (doubled) roots Form IX
Hamzated roots in Form IX
Assimilated roots in Form IX
Hollow roots in Form IX
Defective roots in Form IX: rare
Form IX verbs in context
Verbal nouns of Form IX
Form IX participles
Form X triliteral verb
Basic characteristics
Sound/regular root
Geminate (doubled) roots in Form X
Hamzated roots in Form X
Assimilated roots in Form X
Hollow roots in Form X
Defective roots in Form X
Examples of Form X verbs in context
Form X verbal nouns
Form X participles
Forms XI-XV triliteral verb
Form XI: if'aall-a [characters not reproducible]/ya-f'aall-u [characters not reproducible]
Form XII: if'aw'al-a [characters not reproducible]/ya-f'aw'il-u [characters not reproducible]
Form XIII: if'awwal-a [characters not reproducible]/ya-f'awwil-u [characters not reproducible]
Form XIV: if'anlal-a [characters not reproducible]/ya-f'anlil-u [characters not reproducible]
Form XV: if'anlaa [characters not reproducible]/ya-f'anlii [characters not reproducible]
Quadriliteral verbs
Basic characteristics of quadriliteral verb roots ('af'aal rubba'iyya [characters not reproducible])
Form I
Form II
Form III
Form IV
Examples of quadriliteral verbs in context
Quadriliteral verbal nouns
Form I quadriliteral participles
Moods of the verb I: indicative and subjunctive
The indicative mood: al-muDaari al-marfuu [characters not reproducible]
The subjunctive mood: al-muDaari al-manSuub [characters not reproducible]
Moods of the verb II: jussive and imperative
The jussive: al-jazm [characters not reproducible]
The imperative: al-[characters not reproducible]
The permissive or hortative imperative: laam al-[characters not reproducible]
The negative imperative: laa [characters not reproducible] + jussive
Verbs of being, becoming, remaining, seeming (Kaan-a wa-[characters not reproducible] axawaat-u-haa)
The verb kaan-a [characters not reproducible] /ya-kuun-u [characters not reproducible] 'to be'
The verb lays-a [characters not reproducible] 'to not be'
Verbs of becoming: baat-a [characters not reproducible] aSbaH-a [characters not reproducible], Saar-a [characters not reproducible]
Verbs of remaining: baqiy-a [characters not reproducible], Zall-a [characters not reproducible], maa zaal-a [characters not reproducible], maa daam-a [characters not reproducible]
Verbs of seeming or appearing
Negation and exception
The verb lays-a [characters not reproducible] 'to not be'
Negative particles and their effects
Exceptive expressions
Passive and passive-type expressions
Introduction
The internal or inflectional passive
Passive with derived forms of the verb
Conditional and optative expressions
Possible conditions: idhaa [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible]in [characters not reproducible]
Conditional expressed with -maa [characters not reproducible] 'ever'
Contrary-to-fact conditionals: la- [characters not reproducible] law...[characters not reproducible]
Optative constructions
How to use an Arabic dictionary
Glossary of technical terms
References
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