By Professor of Arabic and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Language Programs Alaa Elgibali

This e-book bargains a variety assessment of present examine matters in Arabic linguistics, extending from the final to the explicit. It comprises extensive investigations of theoretical and utilized themes which are of curiosity to basic and Arabic linguistics: computational research of Arabic, Arabic dialectology, acquisition of Arabic as a local language, studying and instructing Arabic as a primary or international language, sociolinguistic research of Arabic, and the prestige of Arabic in eu academe. regardless of the seeming variety of the themes, they fall thematically into significant inter-related different types, research and studying. every one bankruptcy is a considerate mirrored image of an important present development within the examine of Arabic.

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11) *Ha+wi+ni+hzim+hum—*Ha+ni+wi+hzim+hum—wi+ni+ Ha+hzim+hum The above examples show that both MSA and EA follow the same principles and constraints in the construction of Arabic words. We also note that EA follows the same morphological derivational processes that characterize CA and MSA in that consonants carry the lexical meaning that is constant across all derivations that share the same root. The vocalism largely conveys the different grammatical categories. Consider the examples from EA in (12).

75% of world’s Moslems perform all Islamic rituals and prayers in Arabic though they speak languages other than Arabic both as official languages and for everyday communication. a case for an inter-arabic grammar 31 Thus, theoretically speaking, nothing could have prevented the Arabic language from undergoing major changes while Arabs would continue performing their rituals like all other Moslems who are not native speakers of Arabic. While recognizing the role of the Qur an in stabilizing the Arabic language and narrowing down dialectal differences among Arabic speakers, this chapter seeks to identify some intrinsic properties that all varieties of Arabic share, taking into account Holes’ plausible warning (Holes 1995) that speakers’ perception of how close or distant languages and/or varieties could be is often affected by attitudinal, historical, political and religious factors.

Semivowel Sibilant Voiceless Voiced Stop Manner of Articulation Labial y PalatoAlveolar and Palatal k g Velar Place of Articulation Table 1. Consonant Phonemes in ECA x G [q] Uvular H c Pharyngeal h ? Glottal acquisition of arabic as a native language 21 22 chapter two emphatic consonants, [L] and [R], are occasionally added to the ECA consonant phonemes; however, because they are often considered marginal, our presentation will focus momentarily on the frequently added four consonants. There is debate over whether the segments (D, T, Z, and S) would be best characterized accoustically as emphatic or articulatorily as velarized.

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