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Focus on Contemporary Arabic (w/DVD)

By: Abed, Shukri B.
Focus on Contemporary Arabic (w/DVD)
Item # 11342
Language: English-Arabic

From the 'Conversations with Native Speakers' series, which strives to offer pioneering multimedia language materials to students at the intermediate and advanced levels. These programmes consist of a slim, user-friendly student textbook and an accompanying DVD showing interviews with a variety of native speakers filmed in the target language.

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Language: English-Arabic
Format: Softcover | 320 pp
Publisher: Yale University Press, USA, 2007
Size: 15 x 23 cm
ISBN: 0300109482 / 9780300109481
Topic: Language Study - Arabic
These speakers represent all areas of the cultural spectrum, offering a realistic view of the diversity of the native-speaking populations of the language in question. The interviews on the DVD broach an assortment of socially and culturally relevant topics and present students of the language with a glimpse into the complexity of both the language and the culture.

Shukri Abed is chairman of the Language and Regional Studies Department at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. and a lecturer in Arabic at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a historian and a Middle East scholar, and has authored, edited, and translated a number of scholarly books and articles. He is a native of Palestine/Israel and has taught Arabic at all levels at a variety of institutions, including Yale University, the Foreign Service Institute, University of Maryland, and the Middle East Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.


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