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For Sale: Prof. Halloun's Spoken Arabic books and Dictionary

The Palestinian Arabic Institute in cooperation with Bethlehem University Introduces Dr. Moin Halloun’s Famous Spoken Arabic books and Dictionary

Dr. Moin Halloun is a Professor of Semitic Languages, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Bethlehem University.

Media Arabic, Innovation in Grammar, Style & Vocabulary

 

This book aims to explain the new innovations in Media Arabic subsequent to my last book 'A Lexicon of Innovations used in Media Arabic' published by Bethlehem University in 2014. The following focusses on the changes which appear in Arabic language represented by Media Arabic in three basics: grammar, style and vocabulary.
I believe that a new grammar should be written for Media Arabic in order to enable students to see the new developments such as the passive, the artificial verbal noun, the use of the prepositions etc.

Intimate contact between Arabic and the main European languages altered the style of writing the Arabic sentence which in several ways follows English-language style. Often, one can translate, for example, an English sentence into Arabic in the same syntactic order although we are dealing with two entirely different language families.
Not only the syntax, but also the Arabic vocabulary changed under the influence of the European languages, mainly with closer contact with English and French. Arabic vocabulary assimilated thousands of vocables relative to the many born as internal developments of Arabic.

This book also is intended to show the new Arabic phraseology which is usually ignored by modern dictionaries which results in comprehensional difficulties owing to a lack of explanation of these phrases.

 

lexicon

A Lexicon of Innovation used in Media Arabic
Arabic -English- German
A Supplement to Hans Wehr 

By Dr. Moin Halloun, Professor of Semitic Languages, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Bethlehem University

Due to an intensive interaction with the rest of the world in consequence of the globalization, the Arabic language is rapidly changing its syntax, lexicon and style. Hundreds of lexemes were innovated and used in Media Arabic and not registered in modern dictionaries.

This Lexicon:

  • This lexicon was compiled based on material not found in Wehrs Dictionary (English Edition 1995) but which has become widespread in the media.
  • It does, however, include some words or terms that are found in Wehr, but they appear here only to explain wider linguistic developments.
  • Only words and terms that appear regularly in the media and have become public knowledge are included.
  • The Lexicon is arranged according to the Arabic root.
  • The root will be followed by words derived from this root or by compound nouns that contain the same root.
  • The Arabic will be followed by transcription of it in Latin letters.
  • This lexicon will be followed by a complementary book. In it I will explain and analyze the innovation in Media Arabic.

A Practical Dictionary of the Standard Dialect Spoken in Palestine 2011

By Dr. Moin Halloun, Professor of Semitic Languages, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Bethlehem University

Description: This is a comprehensive English-Arabic dictionary for the spoken Palestinian dialect although it does not only contain the spoken vocabulary but also the modern standard Arabic meanings.  Anyone studying spoken Arabic will benefit greatly from this work, which has all of the practical and specific words that one might need in daily contexts as well as field specific contexts.

As the title indicates, this is a practical work, readily accessible and beneficial, as much to the beginner as to the advanced student of Arabic.  Not limiting itself to only one or two meanings to a word, it offers, when appropriate, several uses, illustrating how a word, phrase, or expression can be employed in different contexts.

In addition to the excellent content offered in this dictionary, this is also a user-friendly book: English words are in bold print and easy to read; Arabic words are in transcription in italics, and abbreviations are straightforward and clear.  In short, this is an excellent resource for dedicated students of conversational Arabic and the best of its kind in this region.

A portion of the proceeds of this book contribute to PalArch a Palestinian Intangible Cultural Archive which contains traditional Palestinian folk songs and will be expanded to include a Palestinian oral history archive.

Spoken Arabic for Foreigners: An Introduction to the Palestinian Dialect Volume II (Supplemental cd vol. II available)

By Dr. Moin Halloun, Professor of Semitic Languages, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Bethlehem University

This book is the sequel to Spoken Arabic for Foreigners: An Introduction to the Palestinian Dialect Volume I.

Description: This is a one of a kind book that provides a clear systematic methodology on teaching foreigners the spoken dialect of Arabic.  Vol. II builds on the vocabulary and grammar of Vol. I by using  more complicated vocabulary and longer more difficult texts and stories.  Overall the clear and systematic structure remains but the student moves to a whole new level of ability in the spoken dialect.  Vol. II also encourages the student to think more independently and be able to answer questions from his knowledge of Arabic and not from memorization. It provides students with grammar, and practical vocabulary that students will use in all context of life whether it is work, leisure, culture, or daily life problems.

This book is user friendly to those students who do not read Arabic script; Dr. Halloun utilizes a system of transcription using Latin characters and symbols to write the words for students to read.  This is a great technique for those who do not have time to learn to read and write or are not interested in the literary Arabic.  Instead this method allows anyone to start learning to speak Arabic whether they know how to read Arabic script or not.  Moreover, the students learn the grammar of the spoken dialect in the context of real-life situations and how to express themselves in a variety of contexts.  Once a student finishes this book he/she will be able to speak Arabic with confidence in numerous fields in work and daily life.  Overall, Dr. Halloun’s book has help thousands of foreigners learn the spoken Arabic dialect with minimal difficulty and it is highly recommended for anyone interested to speak Arabic rather than memorize it.

Contents: The book contains intermediate level conversations of various topics, real-life stories and situations, verb conjugations, and fill-in the blanks to build on what was learned in each lesson.  It also contains the same texts in Arabic script at the back of the book as well as an English to Arabic dictionary specifically for the book texts. Lastly, it comes with a cd which helps the student learn the correct pronunciation of the words so that self-study is a viable option.

A portion of the proceeds of this book contribute to PalArch a Palestinian Intangible Cultural Archive which contains traditional Palestinian folk songs and will be expanded to include a Palestinian oral history archive.

 

Spoken Arabic for Foreigners: An Introduction to the Palestinian Dialect Volume I (Supplemental cd vol. I available)

By Dr. Moin Halloun, Professor of Semitic Languages, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Bethlehem University

Description: This is a one of a kind book that provides a clear systematic methodology on teaching foreigners the spoken dialect of Arabic.  It provides students which a basic structure of the spoken language, grammar, and practical vocabulary that students will use daily.  Dr. Halloun utilizes a system of transcription using Latin characters and symbols to write the words for students to read.  This is a great technique for those who do not have time to learn to read and write or are not interested in the literary Arabic

Moreover, the students learn the grammar of the spoken dialect in the context of real-life situations before they learn the formal rules of the specific grammar point.  The rules and grammatical forms are reduced to a minimum so that the student can focus on speaking the language not analyzing it.  Overall, Dr. Halloun’s book has help thousands of foreigners learn the spoken Arabic dialect with minimal difficulty and it is highly recommended for anyone interested to speak Arabic rather than memorize it.

Contents: The book contains short conversations of various topics, real-life stories and situations, verb conjugations, and fill-in the blanks to build on what was learned in each lesson.  It also contains the same texts in Arabic script at the back of the book as well as an English to Arabic dictionary specifically for the book texts.  Lastly, it comes with a cd which helps the student learn the correct pronunciation of the words so that self-study is a viable option.

A portion of the proceeds of this book contribute to PalArch a Palestinian Intangible Cultural Archive which contains traditional Palestinian folk songs and will be expanded to include a Palestinian oral history archive.

For questions & how to order please call 02 27 55 160 within the region or +972 2 275 5160 for international calls or write to: arabiccourses@bethlehem.edu.
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