- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Pallas Athena Distribution; 1 edition (22 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English, Arabic
- ISBN-10: 9197895458
- ISBN-13: 978-9197895453
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.4 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 626,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Arabic Proverbs and Wise Sayings Paperback – 22 Oct 2011
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About the Author
Joyce Akesson has studied the Semitic languages at Lund's University, Sweden, and has previously been a lecturer there during many years. Beside the present book, she is the author of "Causes and Principles in Arabic" (Pallas Athena 2011), "A Study of Arabic Phonology" (Pallas Athena 2010), "The Basics & Intricacies of Arabic Morphology" (Pallas Athena 2010), "The Phonological Changes due to the Hamza and Weak Consonant in Arabic" (Pallas Athena 2010), "A Study of the Assimilation and Substitution in Arabic" (Pallas Athena 2010), "The Essentials of the Class of the Strong Verb in Arabic" (Pallas Athena 2010), "The Complexity of the Irregular Verbal Nominal Forms & the Phonological Changes in Arabic" (Pallas Athena Distribution 2009), "Arabic Morphology and Phonology: Based on the Marah Al-Arwah by Ahmad B. Ali B. Masud" (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, Brill Academic Publishers 2001) and "Ahmad B. 'Ali B. Mas'Ud on Arabic Morphology Marah Al-Arwah: Part 1:The Strong Verb" (Studia Orientalia Ludensia, Vol 4, Brill Academic Pub 1990). She has also published several articles about Arabic linguistics in two Journals, the Journal of Arabic Linguistics (the ZAL or Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik) Wiesbaden, and the previous Acta Orientalia, Denmark. She has also written a lemma about sarf "morphology/phonology in the Encyclopaedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, vol. 4. Leiden: Brill, 20. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
However, I went through this book with my teacher. My teacher is not only a native Arab, but a master of both English and Arabic. He spent 16 years at Al-Azhar, graduating from the faculty of languages. Additionally, he has two masters in linguistics from Western Universities.
Anyway, we went through this book and, in his opinion, only 40% of what is here are bona fide idioms/proverbs. He did mention some of them are very good and the author has clearly put some effort into this as mentioned. However, it would be wise to study this book with a very experienced and proficient Arabic teacher (it took me about 2hrs to go through the book with my teacher simply to pick out the genuine idioms and proverbs).