The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic by Munther Younes
The Routledge Introduction to Qur’ānic Arabic is an innovative, text-based, language course designed for students interested in acquiring a foundation in Qur’ānic and Classical Arabic.
Focused on enhancing comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, the book contains 40 lessons designed to be covered in about 40 hours of classroom instruction. Starting with the shorter sūras of the Qur’ān, such as al-fātia and those of the Juz’ ‘Amma, it utilizes their recurring vocabulary and grammatical structures to build a stable linguistic foundation for learners before moving on to more challenging and longer sūras such as Yāsīn, Maryam and Yūsuf.
Although the book is primarily designed for classroom use, the vocabulary and structures of the short sūras, the accompanying audio recordings, and the activities found throughout the book will also be helpful for independent learners. The only prerequisite is knowledge of the Arabic writing system.
The audio material, which is available on the Routledge website, helps learners improve their pronunciation of individual sounds and develop their skills to syllabify Arabic words and phrases correctly in order to approximate that of native speakers.
Written by an experienced teacher, The Routledge Introduction to Qur’ānic Arabic is an essential guide for instructors, students and anyone interested in developing their knowledge of Qur’ānic Arabic.
The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic - About the Author
Munther Younes is Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program at Cornell University, USA.
The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic - Reviews
Clear, accurate and easy to follow…an impressive text. Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky, USA
An excellent introduction to Qur’anic Arabic. Harry Neale, University of California, Berkeley, USA