A Reference Grammar of Egyptian Arabic

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352 pp., 7 x 10
ISBN: 9781589012608 (1589012607)

January 2009
LC: 2008046574

Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics series


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A Reference Grammar of Egyptian Arabic
Ernest T. Abdel-Massih, Zaki N. Abdel-Malek, and El-Said M. Badawi
with Ernest N. McCarus
Foreword by Elizabeth M. Bergman

Originally published in 1979, this classic reference work presents definitions of grammatical and linguistic terms for spoken Egyptian Arabic in dictionary form from "active participles" through "writing system." Entries feature definitions and examples of all the grammatical features including phonology, morphology, and syntax. Aimed at the intermediate to advanced student of Egyptian Arabic, this volume presupposes a basic knowledge of Egyptian Arabic. Arabic lexical items are presented in romanized transliteration and are therefore accessible to those who are not familiar with Arabic script.

Karin C. Ryding and Margarett Nydell

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Foreword from the Original Edition by W. D. Schorger

Foreword to the Georgetown Classics Edition by Elizabeth M. Bergman

Introduction from the Original Edition

Key to Transcription

Egyptian Arabic Consonants and Semi-Vowels

Grammatical and Linguistic Terms (arranged alphabetically)