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The Syntax of Spoken Arabic

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This book is the first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, based on natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, and Kuwait. These four dialect regions are geographically diverse and representative of four distinct dialect groups.

Kristen E. Brustad has adopted an analytical approach that is both functional and descriptive, combining insights fro
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Paperback, 464 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Georgetown University Press
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May 21, 2016 L. rated it liked it
Great overview of dialectal varieties in colloquial Arabic, recommended for high intermediate/advanced students of MSA due to its high level of linguistic detail. I do wish the book came with mp3 files (if not on a CD, at least on a companion website), especially since Dr. Brustad pulls most of the examples off recordings she made in the field. It's a shame, especially since the examples tend to be pretty repetitive.

If you're looking for more analysis about particular dialects and how they diffe
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