Georgetown University Press
This textbook focuses on developing students' analytical and translation skills in Arabic as well as reading, writing, listening, and speaking, by stematically introducing them to authentic advanced media Arabic texts. It emphasizes the semantic and stylistic aspects of media Arabic rather than its grammar. Organized by topic, it guides students through the vocabulary needed and understanding the language in context, exercises for reading comprehension, writing, translation, and listening, and discussion and debate. The authentic media, both text and audio, cover the following ten themes: Diplomacy, elections, trade and industry, violence and disorder, law and order, economy, war and military action, natural disasters, the "War onTerrorism," and Arabic television talk shows. Special features: * Authentic texts and listening materials gathered from a wide range of Arabic media * 60 minutes of spoken media Arabic from authentic sources to be made available as free MP3 files on our website * Master vocabulary list as well as a glossary for each lesson * Answer keys to exercises * Transcriptions of audio materials.