The Georgetown Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic

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760 pp., 7 x 10
ISBN: 9781626163317 (1626163316)

December 2017
LC: 2016299062



The Georgetown Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic
Arabic-English, English-Arabic
Mohamed Maamouri, Editor
The Georgetown Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic is a modernized language resource that introduces improvements to Arabic dialect dictionaries originally published by Georgetown University Press in the 1960s. Students, teachers, and scholars of Arabic will welcome this up-to-date resource, which includes key Moroccan words, to grow vocabulary and learn more about Moroccan Arabic language and culture. Created using the latest computational linguistics ideas and tools, this etymological dictionary represents a new generation of Arabic language reference materials designed to help English speakers gain proficiency in colloquial Arabic dialects. Scholars and linguists are certain to find this complex and challenging dialect informative and useful in discussions of Arabic dialectology.

• Features over 13,000 Moroccan Arabic-English entries and 8,000 English-Arabic entries

• Provides conventional Arabic script for main entries, organized by root, as standard for Arabic dictionaries

• Employs International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for all terms to demonstrate correct pronunciation and allow comparison across dialects

• Includes borrowed words commonly used in Moroccan Arabic, such as those from French, Spanish, and Amazigh

• Contains extensive example sentences and an appendix showing the roots of words with prefixes both to help learners
Mohamed Maamouri is a retired professor of linguistics at the Manouba University in Tunisia and a retired senior researcher and research administrator at the Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directed the Arabic Treebank Group and the development of Arabic lexical resources and projects. He specializes primarily in Arabic computational linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Arabic literacy and reading, language development, language planning, corpus linguistics, educational linguistics, and sociolinguistics.