ARA 382C • 2-GRAMMAR OF ARABIC LANG
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
The course will comprise a systematic, formal analysis of the grammar of Standard Arabic (Fusha), including its more complex syntactic and morphological sturctures. It will explore, among other things: syndetism and asyndetism in such constructins as relative clauses, the Haal, subordinate clauses, and coordinated structures; anaphora and anaphoric constructions; the semantic classes of verbs; the syntactic properties of a verb and its verbal derivatives, al-mushtaqqaat al'aamilah; the moods and aspects of verbs and active particles; and the semantic relations in an idaafah. Including idaafah ghayr haqiiqiyyah. It will further deal with the basic concepts of I raab, such as 'aamil and 'amal, ta liiq etc. Finally, it will examine the discourse structure of Arabic and its stylistic devices such as parallelism, repetition, redundency, etc. Arabic texts will be analyzed in the light of these sturctures and used as sources for supportive data. All instruction and class discussions will be in Arabic.
Homework assignments 50% Papers 50%
No prescribed textbook. Readings will be given in various grammars of Arabic, including Abbas Hasan, Dahdah, Ibn Hisham, and Wright, Vernier, Howell, Reckendorf, and others.