Results 1 – 30 of 48 An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic by Cowan, David and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now. DAVID COWAN: An introduction to modern literary Arabic. xi, pp. Cambridge: University Press, 35s. Anyone who sets out to write an Arabic grammar. Download Citation on ResearchGate | David Cowan: An introduction to modern literary Arabic, xi, pp. Cambridge: University Press,

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage modfrn Amazon. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. The lessons are clear, in non-technical language, and have generous examples, with plenty of exercises for translation from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic. The Vocabulary Builder Workbook: Cowan is much more concise, which in my opinion is not necessarily an asset in this subject.

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An Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic by David Cowan (Paperback, 1958)

I am sure it is of high standard material but trying to decipher Arabic text just makes it not worth litreary for me. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn favid about the product and purchase it.


Haywood, Durham University Journal ‘An excellent grammar Grow your vocabulary with memory techniques, improve your comprehension with reading and listening tools, conquer grammar topics with chunking methods.

They were first published in the ‘s and were in print up until at least 20 years ago.

The book is most cwan not of the “Teach Yourself” type, in that it is presumed that the reader is educated and familiar with grammatical mpdern, and it does not interface with the spoken language. If you’re shopping around for a self-teacher of literary Arabic a third title you may investigate is Wheeler Thackston’s “Introduction to Koranic and Classical Arabic”, which is also available through Amazon and which some students might find more amenable.

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The autodidact who knows no Arabic might be better served with a book that presents the material at a more leisurely pace; a basic knowledge of grammatical terminology would also be useful. The lowest-priced, brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

This is a necessary pedagogical characteristic especially at the beginning level. Want an expert understanding of English sentence structure?


With all due respect to the author and the publisher it is not the only book to learn Arabic. You may also like.

The grammar within is clearly, concisely, and traditionally presented in the incisive Cambridge fashion; imperative for the instruction arzbic such a difficult language. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Far surpassing in quality the few other beginning textbooks available, David Cowan’s “Introduction to Modern Literary Arabic” certainly is a sine qua non to students of the Arabic language. See all 8 reviews. All listings for this product Buy it now Buy it now. I have endeavoured to restrict the material to the minimum which may serve as a stepping-stone to a deeper study of Arabic.

Ratings and reviews Write a review. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Want an expert understanding of English grammar? I learned Arabic with the Haywood and Nahmad book, which I preferred and which I felt provided more background material than Cowan. English Choose a language for shopping.

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