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The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic

By Munther Younes

Routledge – 2012 – 360 pages

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    September 25th 2012
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Description

The Routledge Introduction to Qur’anic Arabic is an innovative, text-based, language course designed for students interested in acquiring a foundation in Qur’anic and Classical Arabic.

Focused on enhancing comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, the book contains 40 lessons designed to be covered in about 40 hours of classroom instruction. Starting with the shorter suras of the Qur’an, such as al-Fatiha and those of the Juz’ ‘Amma, it utilizes their recurring vocabulary and grammatical structures to build a stable linguistic foundation for learners before moving on to more challenging and longer suras such as Yasin, Maryam and Yusuf.

Although the book is primarily designed for classroom use, the vocabulary and structures of the short suras, the accompanying audio recordings, and the activities found throughout the book will also be helpful for independent learners. The only prerequisite is knowledge of the Arabic writing system.

The audio material, which is available on the Routledge website, helps learners improve their pronunciation of individual sounds and develop their skills to syllabify Arabic words and phrases correctly in order to approximate that of native speakers. Also available on the website are answer keys to exercises and transcriptions of the audio material.

Written by an experienced teacher, The Routledge Introduction to Qur’anic Arabic is an essential guide for instructors, students and anyone interested in developing their knowledge of Qur’anic Arabic.

Reviews

"Clear, accurate and easy to follow…an impressive text." Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky, USA

"An excellent introduction to Qur’anic Arabic." Harry Neale, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"I think Mr. Younes is a genius in language instruction." Deborah Elder, independent Arabic learner for four years

Contents

Lesson 1: Chapters 1, 114, 113, 112. Lesson 2: Chapters 111, 110, 109, 108, 107. Lesson 3: Chapters 106, 105, 104, 103, 102. Lesson 4: Chapters 101, 100, 99. Lesson 5: Chapters 98, 97. Lesson 6: Chapters 96, 95, 94. Lesson 7: Chapters 93, 92. Lesson 8: Chapters 91, 90. Lesson 9: Chapter 89. Lesson 10: Chapter 88, 87. Lesson 11: Chapters 86, 85. Lesson 12: Chapter 84. Chapter 13: Chapter 83. Lesson 14: Chapter 82, 81. Lesson 15: Chapter 80. Lesson 16: Chapter 79. Lesson 17: Chapter 78. Lesson 18. Chapter 36 (Verses 1-19). Lesson 19: Chapter 36 (Verses 20-35). Chapter 20: Chapter 36 (Verses 36-50). Chapter 21: Chapter 36 (Verses 51-68). Lesson 22: Chapter 36 (Verses 69-83). Lesson 23: Chapter 19 (Verses 1-15). Lesson 24: Chapter 19 (Verses 16-28). Lesson 25: Chapter 19 (Verses 29-42). Lesson 26: Chapter 19 (Verses 43-55). Lesson 27: Chapter 19 (Verses 56-67). Lesson 28: Chapter 19 (Verses 68-80). Lesson 29: Chapter 19 (Verses 81-98). Lesson 30: Chapter 12 (Verses 1-12). Lesson 31: Chapter 12 (Verses 13-23). Lesson 32: Chapter 12 (Verses 24-32). Lesson 33: Chapter 12 (Verses 33-40). Lesson 34: Chapter 12 (Verses 41-50). Lesson 35: Chapter 12 (Verses 51-62). Lesson 36: Chapter 12 (Verses 63-70). Lesson 37: Chapter 12 (Verses 71-80). Lesson 38: Chapter 12 (Verses 81-90). Lesson 39: Chapter 12 (Verses 91-101). Lesson 40: Chapter 12 (Verses 102-111)

Author Bio

Munther Younes is Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program at Cornell University, USA.

eResources

If you are a self-learner who cannot access the Instructor Resource Download Centre, please contact isabelle.cheng@tandf.co.uk for a copy of the answer keys.

Name: The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Munther Younes. The Routledge Introduction to Qur’anic Arabic is an innovative, text-based, language course designed for students interested in acquiring a foundation in Qur’anic and Classical Arabic. Focused on enhancing comprehension and...
Categories: Language Teaching & Learning, Arabic (including dialects), General Language Reference, Languages of the Middle East, Islam - Religion, Scriptures of Islam, Middle East Studies, Middle East Language, Religion