22/06/2009

Arabic Free Downloads

Arabic Free Downloads
Message from the author:

Here and upon many requests from students and researchers of Arabic language and Middle Eastern studies, I would like to offer you -my guests- free samples from my books (still working on them). I hope you'll find them useful, and please feel free to give them away to any one interested. Naturally, I will appreciate any feedback, especially from specialists and teachers even if they disagree. I know, writing about Arabic is like in Europe when they started to translate and re-interpret the bible some six or seven centuries ago!
The downloads are mostly files in "pdf" format. This means you need the program Acrobat Reader to open them. If you don't have it, click here to download it. For us, the best thing in this file format is that, unlike word processors or text editors that need Arabic version to read Arabic, it can read Arabic without having the Arabic version of the program.
Problems of Spoken-Written Arabic
A basic analysis of the problems of the Arabic language duality that started in the nineteenth century. The analysis includes the difficulties which non-natives face when learning Arabic along with historical, political and cultural background explanation. It also includes dialects map and vocabulary and language comparison.
Arabic Plural System
It includes Spoken and Written, regular and irregular, nouns and adjectives etc.
Grammatical Comparison
A basic comparison includes Verb conjugation, personal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns and question markers.
The Arabic Keyboard
How to type the extra Arabic letters, symbols and vowels that are not written on the keyboard buttons.

Cultural Duality
Aspects of Cultural Duality in the Arab World.

Vocabulary Analysis
Separation between Form and Functions

Words Blending
words blending and synthesis are produced by combing parts of other words, as in English Smog and Smoke and Fog, it is found in Arabic as well as many other world languages.
The Arabic Idioms
Maybe the best in this list. It is originally from my dictionary The Art Of Speech.
Key Expression in the Arab Press