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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Standard Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Modern Standard Arabic is the dialect of Arabic used in almost all writing and in formal spoken contexts.
Modern Standard Arabic is derived from Classical Arabic or Koranic Arabic, the language of the Qur'an.
Modern Standard Arabic shares most of its vocabulary, syntax and morphology with its parent language, Classical Arabic, but there are noticeable differences; these differences number fewer than one might expect, given the 1500-year separation between the two.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Standard-Arabic   (797 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is a modernized form of Classical Arabic, the language of the Qur'an.
MSA Arabic is the official or co-official language of Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Mauritania, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
MSA is used in formal speaking situations, such as sermons, lectures, news broadcasts, and speeches, and in all formal writing such as official correspondence, literature and newspapers.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/august/ModernStandardArabic.html   (1432 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez
MSA 100 (Beginning Level): An entry-level course which uses a student-centered approach to introduce basic grammatical structures and sound patterns of Arabic, with attention to mastery of script, pronunciation and listening comprehension.
MSA 450 (Advanced Readings in Contemporary Maghrebi Literature): Survey of modern Arabic literature by major North African authors focusing on the short story genre with discussion of the cultural underpinnings of this literature as well as schools of criticism dealing with the authors in question.
MSA 460B (Advanced Readings in Islamic Texts II): This three-week course consists of a broad introduction to the study of hadîth, including historical background on the major compilations, and a broad overview of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) focusing on the 4 main schools (madhâhib) of Sunni law.
www.alif-fes.com /msa.htm   (538 words)

  
 Arabic
Arabic is used as the principle language in most countries covered by the Encyclopaedia of the Orient: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel (as one of the official languages), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Modern Standard Arabic is a modernization of the structures of classical Arabic, and includes words for modern phenomenons as well as a rich addition from the many dialects spoken all over the Arabic world.
Arabic also has a dimension of being a sacred language, as it is the only language from which the Koran is believed to be fully understood — all translations will reduce the quality of the revelations of God.
lexicorient.com /e.o/arabic.htm   (744 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Standard Arabic, often called Modern Standard Arabic (or MSA), is the variety of Arabic most widely used in print media, official documents, correspondence, education, and as a liturgical language.
Standard Arabic is not acquired as a mother tongue, but rather it is learned as a second language at school and through exposure to formal broadcast programs (such as the daily news), religious practice, and print media.
Modern Standard Arabic is written in Arabic script, which is described in the Orthography.
fizzylogic.com /users/bulbul/lmp/profiles/modern-standard-arabic.html   (1439 words)

  
 Arabic Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Arabic was originally the language of the nomadic tribes of the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula.
Arabic of the pre-Classical period is found in inscriptions of central and northwestern Arabia, with Classical Arabic itself appearing in inscriptions dating from at least the fourth century.
Modern Standard Arabic, the official language of all Arab countries, is modeled on Classical Arabic, which exerts a continuing influence on the form and style of its modern variant.
fizzylogic.com /users/bulbul/lmp/profiles/arabic-overview.html   (2199 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Arabic is also the language of Islam's holy book, the Koran, and as such is the religious and liturgical language of all Muslims, regardless of origin.
MSA is merely a handy label used in western scholarship to denote the written language from about the middle of the nineteenth century, when concerted efforts began to modernise it lexically and phraseologically.
In symbolic terms, MSA is the language of power and control, as opposed to the language of intimacy and domesticity (the dialect), and it impinges in multifarious and sometimes subliminal ways on the daily life of Arabs of all generations, backgrounds and educational levels.
www.quantum-chemistry-history.com /MediterraneanTopics/Arts_Humanities/Holes_Modern_Arabic/Modern_Arabic_book1.htm   (2570 words)

  
 Arabic language and history by ALS International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Arabic, which is the native tongue of more than 200 million people worldwide, ranks 6th among the major languages of the world.
Arabic is the official language of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, and Yemen as well as one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Modern Standard Arabic provides a universal form of the language that can be understood by all and is commonly used in radio and TV news broadcasts, films, plays, poetry, and conversation between Arabic-speaking people of different dialects.
www.alsintl.com /languages/arabic.htm   (891 words)

  
 Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language
It differs from Modern Standard Arabic mainly in style and vocabulary, some of which is archaic.
Modern Standard Arabic - the universal language of the Arabic-speaking world which is understood by all Arabic speakers.
Arabic, Dari, Hausa, Kabyle, Kashmiri, Kazak, Kurdish, Kyrghyz, Malay, Morisco, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Urdu
www.omniglot.com /writing/arabic.htm   (835 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the written language of Arabic.
MSA is a living language used by educated people and intellectuals.
Intermediate MSA : Students will be exposed to different styles of semi-authentic texts with the aim of building a more specialised lexicon and expanding on grammar taught in previous courses.
www.ili.com.eg /mod.html   (408 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the written, literary language of Arabic.
MSA is also the language used by literary and intellectual circles in the Arab world.
The objective of our MSA course is to enable you to acquaint yourself with the contemporary Middle East, as well as serving as an introduction to the vast wealth of Arabic literature.
www.y.net.ye /arwauniversity/english/introyili.htm   (86 words)

  
 A History of the Arabic Language
In every area of the world where Arabic is spoken, this language situation prevails: there is a colloquial language, meaning the language which is spoken regularly and which Arabic speakers learn as their L1, and then there is Modern Standard Arabic, based on Classical or Quranic Arabic.
He argued that the reverse of Fergusonís hypothesis was true: instead of a koine being the origin of the modern Arabic dialects, it was the koine itself that resulted from the changes in the Arabic dialects (27).
For example, a teaching assistant in my current Arabic language class emphasizes every time she tells us a colloquial Arabic word that it is, "slang." The other part of this phenomenon is that Arabs expect that Modern Standard Arabic is eventually going to prevail as the L1 in the Arab world.
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/arabic.html   (3500 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern Standard Arabic is the form of Arabic currently used in Arabic books, newspapers and nearly all written media.
Modern Standard Arabic is generally the term used when someone is studying Arabic to read newspapers, write, translate, and or watch newsbroadcasts in Arabic.
Classical Arabic is generally the term used to refer to the language studyed for religious purposes, or study of the most ancient Arabic texts (i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_Standard_Arabic   (319 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Part 2 : Arabic Grammar and Vocabulary, Lessons 31-45 ((Rev)76 ...
The Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Course (EMSA) is the premier introduction, for the English-speaking student, to the active written language of the contemporary Arab world.
Expressly designed for the beginning student, the course is written by a team of Arabic language teachers consisting of native and non-native Arabic speakers, linguists and people whose primary interests are literature and allied areas.
It implements an audio-lingual approach to language teaching while presenting the elements of Modern Standard Arabic as written and spoken in the contemporary Arab World.
www.powells.com /biblio?PID=23322&cgi=product&isbn=0521272963   (276 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic
North American scholars speak about a language called "Modern Standard Arabic", which is supposedly different from the 'alfu.shhaa.
Essentially a streamlined, modernized, form of Classical Arabic, the language of the Koran, of poetry, and of other literature, MSA is used in education, for official purposes, and for written communication within the Arabic-speaking international community
One might say: "Essentially a streamlined, modernized, form of Classical English (the language of Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness", of poetry, and of other literature), Modern Standard English is used in education, for official purposes, and for written communication within the English-speaking international community".
www.webpersonal.net /jordimastrullenque/arabe/msa.en.html   (336 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic
MSA is the formal Arabic that is written and spoken throughout the contemporary Arab world.
In the Arab world, MSA is the language of the news media, intellectual life, and literature from the Qur'an to the historian Ibn Khaldun and to the Nobel Prize winning author Nagib Mahfuz.
MSA is the form of Arabic universally taught in schools of the Arab world.
godlas.myweb.uga.edu /MSA.html   (283 words)

  
 Arabic translation you can trust
Classical Arabic is the official language of all Arab countries and is the only form of Arabic taught in schools.
Modern Standard Arabic is the language used by the media across North Africa and the Middle East.
Modern Standard Arabic is a modernized variety of Classical Arabic.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/arabic_translation.shtml   (732 words)

  
 DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LINGUISTICS
ARABIC (ARAB)
PERSIAN (PERS)
This course is equivalent to Arabic 211, 212, and 213, 214 for undergraduates and equivalent to 215, 216 for MAAS students.
This course is a continuation of Second Level MSA I. The courses focus on developing the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in modern standard Arabic.
This course is a continuation of Advanced MSA I. It will continue the objectives and work to solidify the student's skills and knowledge base at this level.
summerschool.georgetown.edu /courses/arabicandpersian.html   (2186 words)

  
 Arabic course Learn Arabic online Learn Arabic Lessons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Modern Arabic: Standardized form of Classical Arabic used in all countries of the Arab world.
This Arabic course is designed for non-native students who are eager to learn Arabic outside of a traditional classroom, restricted location, and pre-set schedule.
The basic Arabic course (The Standard Classical Arabic Course) is divided into three sections: the 32 Arabic Lessons (the core), which focus on grammar, word derivation, and structure of the sentences and clauses.
www.dalilusa.com /arabic_course/intro.asp   (1156 words)

  
 Arabic Classes
Native speakers of Arabic are ineligible for this course.
Emphasis will be given to reading and writing Modern Standard Arabic and expanding the student's vocabulary through the use of a variety of texts, authentic materials, a multi-media instructional approach and immersion in the target language.
MODERN STANDARD ARABIC II Description: This course is designed for native speakers of Arabic who have successfully completed Modern Classical Arabic I or the equivalent.
www.cacegypt.org /Cullen/arabic.html   (2446 words)

  
 Interfaculty Institute of Modern Languages - Arabic
The main activities of the section focus on three areas: language education and permanent research on the improvement of language education as far as Arabic language is concerned, scientific research in Arabic linguistics and service to anyone with particular questions concerning the Arabic language and Arabic linguistics.
There is a method for the instruction of Moroccan Arabic with a dictionary and keys for the exercises.
A manual for Standard Arabic has been developed in addition to a specific course for conversation training in Modern Standard Arabic, which is based on a series of pictures.
www.kuleuven.ac.be /ilt/arabic/index_en.htm   (317 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic (Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Lessons 1-30): Books: Peter F. ...
Arabic has the reputation of being one of the most difficult languages in the world, and this book is one of the reasons.
Arabic studies are not the arcane field they once were, and there is a great variety of material out there.
My conclusion is that if you want a solid coverage of the grammar of Modern Standard Arabic written in an easy paced manner, and have the patience to "eat the elephant a bite at a time," this book will serve you well.
www.amazon.com /Elementary-Modern-Standard-Arabic-Lessons/dp/0521272955   (1176 words)

  
 Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic by Hans Wehr is widely regarded as the foremost Arabic-English bilingual or translation dictionary and has particular usefulness for students of Modern Standard Arabic.
The morphology and syntax of written Arabic is essentially the same in all Arabic countries.
Arabicized loanwords, if they can clearly fit under some root, are entered both ways, often with the root entry giving reference to the alphabetical listing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dictionary_of_Modern_Written_Arabic   (482 words)

  
 Modern Standard Arabic
MSA is the formal Arabic that is written and spoken throughout the contemporary Arab world.
In the Arab world, MSA is the language of the news media, intellectual life, and literature from the Qur'an to the historian Ibn Khaldun and to the Nobel Prize winning author Nagib Mahfuz.
MSA is the form of Arabic universally taught in schools of the Arab world.
www.uga.edu /islam/MSA.html   (299 words)

  
 Diploma in Arabic at SOAS, University of London
The Diploma in Communicative Arabic is designed to prepare students with no previous knowledge of Arabic to live and work in an Arabic-speaking environment.
In addition to learning modern standard Arabic, both written and spoken, students will be introduced to Arabic dialects.
By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate effectively in Arabic in a wide range of situations, and be able to read and write Arabic with ease.
www.soas.ac.uk /languagecentre/arabic/arabicdip.html   (1478 words)

  
 Pedagogy: University - Modern Standard Arabic
It is also important to note that the Modern Standard Arabic courses at the novice low and novice mid levels offer students an option to listen to the same words and sentences in colloquial.
Arabic morphology is presented in an interactive and visually stimulating environment.
The objective is to enable students to read and understand Arab media as well as to communicate in standard Arabic on professional topics in the oral form.
www.arabacademy.com /pedagogy_e.htm   (2528 words)

  
 Learn Arabic at SOAS in London
To develop communicative skills in a wide range of contexts enabling the student to effectively interact in formal situations where Modern Standard Arabic would be spoken.
Modern Standard Arabic is the recognised means of formal spoken and written communication.
It is used throughout the Arabic speaking world on official occasions, in education and the media.
www.soas.ac.uk /languagecentre/arabic/MSA-LI.html   (398 words)

  
 AbeBooks: Suchergebnisse - Abdo und A Course In Modern Standard Arabic
A Course in Modern Standard Arabic Vol 2
The front is in English/Arabic, the latter half is all Arabic.There is some wear and loosening of the cover and a biro scribble (2X1 inches) on the back cover.
This textbook was written for the study of Arabic by westerners.
www.abebooks.de /search/sortby/3/an/Abdo+/tn/+A+Course+In+Modern+Standard+Arabic   (715 words)

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