Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi

Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi

Author: Shukri Abed

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791403971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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This book explores the reaction of tenth-century Arab philosopher Abu Nasr Alfarabi to the logical works of Aristotle. From numerous short treatises the author develops a systematic and comprehensive topical survey of Alfara bi's logical writings. The book is divided into two major parts: language as a tool of logic (Chapters 1-5) and logic as a tool with which to analyze language (Chapter 6). The first five chapters deal with Alfarabi's analysis of the meanings of various terms as they are used in logic and philosophy. Alfarabi refutes the Arab grammarians who claimed that Arab logicians were building a language within a language and shows that the philosophical meanings of terms are in fact their most original and essential meanings. The final chapter deals with Alfarabi's analysis of certain aspects of the Arabic language (such as copula) and demonstrates that Arabic, like any natural language, conforms to universal logical structures of which natural languages are only a concrete expression.
Foreign Language Study

The Arabic Language

The Arabic Language

Author: Anwar G. Chejne

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816657254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 517

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The Arabic Language was first published in 1969. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Arabic, with its rich literary heritage, is one of the major languages of the world. It is spoken by about one hundred million people inhabiting a wide and important area of the Middle East. Yet the language and its significant role in history are little known in the English-speaking countries except among specialists. This book will, it is hoped, help to introduce the language and demonstrate its importance to a wider audience. Professor Philip K. Hitti of Princeton University writes in the foreword: "Until recently Arabic studies in this country had been limited to the graduate level and confined to a few universities. Since World War II they have inched their way to the undergraduate curriculum of a small number of universities. But they are still top-heavy and anemic. They will so remain unless they send their roots deeper down into high schools and enlist the interest of a widening circle of nonspecialists. "Hence the value of this work by Professor Chejne. It is a commendable attempt to introduce the Arabic language, with its features and problems, to students and nonspecialists, to tell the story of its dramatic evolution from a tribal dialect to one of the few carriers of world culture, to indicate its unique relation to the religion of Islam and its role in the development of modern Arab nationalism. The book, written in a language intelligible to the layman, sums up what is already known and presents the contribution of the author."
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Influence of Translation on the Arabic Language

The Influence of Translation on the Arabic Language

Author: Mohamed Siddig Abdalla

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527519916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This book explores the influence of translation on the Arabic language, with particular emphasis on the translation of English idioms by journalists working at Arabic satellite TV stations, using a mixed-method approach (quantitative and qualitative). It begins from a belief that the impact of broadcast media on Arabic speakers is more instant, wider and farther-reaching than that caused or triggered by any other branch of mass media, as not all features of television appear in other media. The book focuses on idioms because of the difficulties associated with translating them, and also because the literature review revealed inadequacy in understanding this intriguing part of the development of the Arabic language. In contrast to other similar titles, the book examines the possible factors causing journalists to resort to idiom literalisation, including those relating to demographic characteristics. The main significance of this book is that it has practical implications for its potential audience, both practitioners and professional peers. It provides information to enable media translators and lexicographers to become more sensitive towards the logico-semantic relationships present in idiomatic expressions, and to improve their application of idiomatic expressions in their translations. Overall, the results presented here will serve to guide media translators and lexicographers’ choice in the usage of idioms to produce better quality translations and dictionaries. This insight is important not only to translators and lexicographers, but also to language teachers and students of translation. Pedagogically, the findings of the current book will encourage translation teachers to reconsider their strategies for teaching English idioms. Students of translation and English language learners in general will also benefit from the results of this book.
Literary Criticism

A Cultural History of the Arabic Language

A Cultural History of the Arabic Language

Author: Sharron Gu

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476602943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This history of literary Arabic describes the evolution of Arabic poetry and prose in the context of music, ritual performance, the arts and architecture. The thousands-of-years-old language is perhaps more highly developed and refined than any other on earth. This book focuses on what is unique about Arabic compared to other major languages of the world (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, English and Spanish) and how the distinct characteristics of Arabic took shape at various points in its history. The book provides a cultural background for understanding social and political institutions and religious beliefs—more influenced by the rhythms and depths of poetic language than other cultures—in the Middle East today.
Foreign Language Study

The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write: Teaching Arabic Language

The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write: Teaching Arabic Language

Author: Ahmed Atef Ali


ISBN: 9798655173842

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 61

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The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write: Teaching Arabic Language Ever larger numbers of people are starting to learn Arabic, while even more have some contact with the Arab world. Anyone who wishes to learn the language faces a hitherto formidable initial problem: the alphabet. This book proceeds step by step through all the letters of the Arabic alphabet, showing the sounds they stand for and how they are combined into words. Nothing essential is left out, but no unnecessary complications are added. Readers will find that progress is rapid and will be surprised at the relative ease with which they master the first steps in learning this increasingly important world language. The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read and Write It belongs on the desk of every student of the language, in the luggage of every visitor to the Middle East, in the briefcase of all business people with Arab clients, and in the back pocket of all employees of British or American companies working for a time in an Arab country. The best system to learn all the letters of the Arabic Alphabet A step-by-step guide to master the Arabic language with ease Product details Series: Teaching Arabic Language (Book 1) Paperback: 61 pages Publisher: Independently published (June 18, 2020) Language: English ISBN-13: 979-8655173842 ASIN: B08BW431NW Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces
Arabic language

A Grammar of the Arabic Language

A Grammar of the Arabic Language

Author: Carl Paul Caspari


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010254378

Category: Arabic language


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Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century

Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century

Author: Kassem M. Wahba

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317384205

Category: Education

Page: 434

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Drawing on the collective expertise of language scholars and educators in a variety of subdisciplines, the Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century, Volume II, provides a comprehensive treatment of teaching and research in Arabic as a second and foreign language worldwide. Keeping a balance among theory, research and practice, the content is organized around 12 themes: Trends and Recent Issues in Teaching and Learning Arabic Social, Political and Educational Contexts of Arabic Language Teaching and Learning Identifying Core Issues in Practice Language Variation, Communicative Competence and Using Frames in Arabic Language Teaching and Learning Arabic Programs: Goals, Design and Curriculum Teaching and Learning Approaches: Content-Based Instruction and Curriculum Arabic Teaching and Learning: Classroom Language Materials and Language Corpora Assessment, Testing and Evaluation Methodology of Teaching Arabic: Skills and Components Teacher Education and Professional Development Technology-Mediated Teaching and Learning Future Directions The field faces new challenges since the publication of Volume I, including increasing and diverse demands, motives and needs for learning Arabic across various contexts of use; a need for accountability and academic research given the growing recognition of the complexity and diverse contexts of teaching Arabic; and an increasing shortage of and need for quality of instruction. Volume II addresses these challenges. It is designed to generate a dialogue—continued from Volume I—among professionals in the field leading to improved practice, and to facilitate interactions, not only among individuals but also among educational institutions within a single country and across different countries.

Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century

Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century

Author: Kassem Wahba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136781636

Category: Education

Page: 512

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Pt. 1. Background -- pt. 2. Contexts of Arabic language teaching -- pt. 3. Communicative competence in Arabic -- pt. 4. The learners -- pt. 5. Assessment -- pt. 6. Technology applications -- pt. 7. Curriculum development, design, and models -- pt. 8. Arabic language program administration and management -- pt. 9. Planning for the future of Arabic language learning and teaching.

Perceptions of Developing Cultural Awareness of First-level High School Arabic Language Learners

Perceptions of Developing Cultural Awareness of First-level High School Arabic Language Learners

Author: Nabila Hammami

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761862482

Category: Education

Page: 108

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This book analyzes how Arabic teachers develop the cultural awareness of their high school students. Featuring face-to-face conversations with educators about integrating Arabic culture into the language classroom, this study highlights the complexities that characterize Arabic cultural awareness in a post 9/11 world.

Arabic Language Processing: From Theory to Practice

Arabic Language Processing: From Theory to Practice

Author: Abdelmonaime Lachkar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319735009

Category: Computers

Page: 259

View: 797

This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 6th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing, ICALP 2017, held in Fez, Morocco, in October 2017. The 18 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: machine translation systems; speech recognition and synthesis; text categorization, clustering and summarization; information retrieval systems; and Arabic NLP tools and applications.

Language, Ideology and Sociopolitical Change in the Arabic-speaking World

Language, Ideology and Sociopolitical Change in the Arabic-speaking World

Author: Chaoqun Lian

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474449960


Page: 264

View: 762

The first systematic survey of the language planning and language policy discourse of major Arabic language academies.
Literary Collections

The Epic of Gilgamesh: Selected Readings from its Original Early Arabic Language

The Epic of Gilgamesh: Selected Readings from its Original Early Arabic Language

Author: Saad D. Abulhab

Publisher: Blautopf Publishing

ISBN: 9780998172729

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 387

View: 967

The pioneering work presented in this book introduces the earliest known literary and mythology work in the world, the Epic of Gilgamesh, in its actual language: early Classical Arabic. It provides a more accurate translation and understanding of the important story of the flood, one of the key stories of the monotheistic religions. In this book, the author, a known Arabic type designer and an independent scholar of Nabataean, Musnad, and early Arabic scripts, was able to decipher the actual meanings and pronunciations of several important names of ancient Mesopotamian gods, persons, cities, mountains, and other entities. He was able to uncover the evolution path of the concept of god and the background themes behind the rise of the monotheistic religions. Utilizing a generous text sample from the Akkadian and Sumerian languages, this book is an excellent reference textbook for scholars and students of Arabic and Assyriology who are interested in translating these ancient languages through both, the historical Arabic etymological references and the deciphering tools of Assyriology. To illustrate his breakthrough Arabic-based deciphering methodology, the author used a sample text consisting of more than 900 lines from three tablets of the Standard and Old Babylonian editions of the Epic of Gilgamesh. By “digging out” the actual language of the epic, he was not only able to resurrect the actual word soundings and linguistic literary style of its original text, but also to provide more accurate and coherent translations. Following his three years of research, he was able to demonstrate through undisputed linguistic evidence that the epic was in fact written in a beautiful, powerful early Classical Arabic language! And the so-called Sumerian and Akkadian languages that the epic was recorded with, which we are told today are unrelated languages, were in fact one evolving early Arabic language, written with one evolving writing system, passing through two major time periods. Although this book is primarily written as a reference textbook for scholars, it is equally suitable for anyone interested in reading the translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh, a fascinating Mesopotamian Arab mythology work documenting eloquently some of the most important and lasting ancient myths invented by humankind.