Easy Arabic Reader (Easy Reader Series)

By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

The bestselling effortless Reader sequence, with its distinct three-part constitution that leads novices to intermediate-level comprehension, now deals Arabic - and aids rookies with audio recordings of chosen readings from the ebook freely available online.

About the Book

The hugely winning effortless Reader sequence relies at the precise technique that how one can construct language talents is to begin studying it. compatible for newbies to intermediate-level newcomers, this ebook beneficial properties attractive readings of innovative trouble that permit readers to swiftly construct comprehension. overview sections and comprehension questions are built-in during the textual content to enhance what's realized during the readings.

This e-book, divided into 3 components, starts off with a chain of reports approximately an Arab-American as he is taking a journey of the center East as a commencement current. within the moment half, readers are brought to key figures of Arab historical past, from Saladin, who fought the Crusades, to stated Ouita, the Moroccan Olympic runner. eventually, freshmen come upon tailored tales from culture assets just like the 1001 Arabian Nights, with a funny sleek slant.

Complementing this bestselling sequence is a web part that offers a huge new measurement for starting novices. A free-access site offers recordings of a few of the readings inside the e-book - supplying inexperienced persons with an ideal strategy to realize unknown phrases and increase their pronunciation.


  • Easy Reader sequence has very good music list: 140,000+ copies bought of all editions.
  • No different booklet out there deals beginner-level Arabic readings.
  • Convenient audio layout permits listening online.
  • Growing viewers: examine of Arabic has grown because 2000, yet there are constrained fabrics to growth past beginner.
  • Progression of readings builds language abilities gradually
  • Introduces review of wealthy background of Arab world
  • Audio recordings advertise better listening and pronunciation skills

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A Book of Middle English

By J. A. Burrow

This crucial center English textbook, now in its 3rd version, introduces scholars to the wide variety of literature written in England among 1150 and 1400.

  • New, completely revised version of this crucial center English textbook.
  • Introduces the language of the time, giving suggestions on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and nearby dialects.
  • Now contains extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’.
  • Bibliographic references were up to date throughout.
  • Each textual content is observed by means of precise notes.

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The Ancient Languages of Asia Minor

By Roger D. Woodard

This ebook, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's old Languages, describes the traditional languages of Asia Minor, for the ease of scholars and experts operating in that sector. every one bankruptcy of the paintings makes a speciality of anyone language or, in a few circumstances, a collection of heavily comparable forms of a language. supplying an entire descriptive presentation, each one of those chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and locations the language inside of its right linguistic and old context. the quantity brings jointly a global array of students, every one a number one professional in historic language examine. whereas designed basically for students and scholars of linguistics, this paintings will end up precious to all whose stories take them into the world of old language.

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Clinical Linguistics

By Louise Cummings

Louise Cummings presents a accomplished advent to speech and language treatment in an effort to supply SLT scholars an outstanding start line for a variety of communique impairments.

The Royal collage of Speech and Language Therapists estimates that 2.5 million humans within the united kingdom have a communique ailment. Of this quantity, a few 800,000 humans have a sickness that's so serious that it really is tough for somebody outdoors their speedy households to appreciate them. In Clinical Linguistics, Louise Cummings presents a entire advent to speech and language remedy as a way to provide SLT scholars a great place to begin for a variety of verbal exchange impairments. In chapters which are devoted to the dialogue of person conversation problems, Cummings argues that no remedy of this quarter can kind of overlook an exam of the superiority and factors of communique issues. The evaluation and therapy of those issues by means of speech and language therapists are mentioned at length.

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The Big Black Book of Very Dirty Words

By Alexis Munier

Airplane Blonde. Intercorpse. Prostitot. Queef. Rainbow Kiss.

There's an immense international of obscenity out there--and you will discover each profane corner and cranny during this compilation. we are conversing approximately greater than 2,000 insults, obscenities, and vulgarities uncooked sufficient to make even the main unflappable linguist blush.

Forget grammar college swearing; this can be complicated cursing for the main discerning soiled mouths! From the colorful--geequals, manscape, prairie dog--to the crude--giraffe, Roman bathe, vagitarian, this big-ass booklet of undesirable language could have you dissing douchebags with doolally kind in exactly a friggin' minute!

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Syllable and Segment in Latin (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics)

By Ranjan Sen

Syllable and section in Latin bargains new and specified analyses of 5 long-standing difficulties in Latin ancient phonology. In so doing, it clarifies the relative roles of synchronic phonological constitution and phonetics in guiding sound swap. whereas the phenomena can predominantly be defined by means of a reductionist view of diachronic phonology, claiming that calls for of speech creation and conception on my own encourage and constrain historic improvement, the
author exhibits that synchronic constitution performed the pivotal position of governing major (but now not instantly obvious) specific and gradient floor variations, and that a few phonetically explicable advancements have been in reality initiated and restricted through structural analogy.

Ranjan Sen considers examines transparent and darkish /l/; inverse compensatory lengthening; syllabification sooner than cease + liquid in vowel aid; vocalic epenthesis in cease + /l/; and consonantal assimilations. He ascertains the phonological stipulations for every phenomenon, reconstructs the motivations for the alterations, and develops a technique for the ideal use of facts from non-current languages to judge theories of diachronic phonology. He evaluates the most likely phonetic and
phonological affects via investigating experiences throughout languages, developing a safe proof base via exact philological exam, and reconstructing the phonetics - via either common rules and pertinent experimental stories - and the correct phonological constitution of the language.

The booklet will entice graduate scholars and researchers in old linguistics, phonology, Classical philology, and Indo-European linguistics.

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Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years

By Geoffrey Nunberg

It first surfaced within the gripes of GIs in the course of international struggle II and was once captured early on by way of the typewriter of a tender Norman Mailer. inside a new release it had turn into a simple proposal of our daily ethical existence, changing older reproaches like lout and heel with a unmarried inclusive category––a staple of nation outlaw songs, Neil Simon performs, and Woody Allen video clips. Feminists made it their inventory rebuke for male insensitivity, the est circulate used it when you didn’t “get it,” and soiled Harry utilized it evenhandedly to either his officious superiors and the punks he manhandled.

The asshole has turn into a spotlight of collective fascination for us, simply because the phony used to be for Holden Caulfield and the cad was once for Anthony Trollope. From Donald Trump to Ann Coulter, from Mel Gibson to Anthony Weiner, from the truth television prima donnas to the net trolls and flamers, assholism has develop into the attribute kind of smooth incivility, which implicitly expresses our inner most values approximately classification, relationships, authenticity, and equity. we have now conflicting attitudes concerning the A-word––when a presidential candidate unwittingly uttered it on a stay mic in 2000, it proven to a couple that he was once a guy of the folk and to others that he used to be a boor. yet contemplating how a lot the observe does for us, and to us, it hasn’t gotten approximately the eye it deserves––at least till now.

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