Umm al-Dunya

Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

Abbas Al-Tonsi
Heba Salem
Nevenka Korica Sullivan

Directed to learners of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic who have previously studied Modern Standard Arabic, this is the first textbook to handle the differ

English edition
28 March 2013
426 pp.
17X24cm
ISBN 9789774165641
For sale worldwide

$39.95

Directed to learners of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic who have previously studied Modern Standard Arabic, this is the first textbook to handle the different levels and the variety of contexts of Egyptian Colloquial: both the everyday and the educated forms. It is also the first to introduce the language through multimedia, addressing recent and compelling topics of interest to learners of both language and culture, and focusing on pronunciation as a skill. Each of the ten lessons is structured around a video series, Abdalla’s Journey, which covers a range of topics in the everyday language, and video interviews with scholars discussing the same topics in the educated variety. Vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in both language levels are the focus of drills and exercises, and the phonetic and syntactic differences between the two forms are highlighted.

Abbas Al-Tonsi

Abbas Al-Tonsi is a senior lecturer in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is the author or co-author of a number of Arabic coursebooks, including the <em>Al-Kitaab </em>series.

Nevenka Korica Sullivan

Nevenka Korica  Sullivan has taught Arabic at Harvard University and the American University in Cairo and in Middlebury's summer program, specializing in teaching the advanced level learners. She is the co-author of Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News (Revised and Updated Edition) (AUC Press, 2014), and Umm al-Dunya, Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (AUC Press, 2012).
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