Your one-stop guide to Arabic media languageDo you want to develop, enhance and refine your Arabic media language, translation and analytical skills? Then this is the book for you. It gives you a broad range of exercises on reading comprehension, speaking, writing and listening, based on a wide variety of media texts and audio materials. You can also equip yourself with journalistic skills such as giving presentations and writing media articles.Focusing on the style of Arabic media language, you are guided through a series of topics:DiplomacyElectionsViolence and AnarchyWar and Military ActionEconomyLaw and OrderTrade and IndustryReports on Language and CultureNatural DisastersRevolutionsaWar on TerrorismArabic Radio and TV ExtractsEach module includes a section for discussion and debate as well as an explanation of Media Arabic issues.The book includes:Authentic texts and listening materials gathered from a wide range of Arabic mediaOver eighty minutes of audio material available as a free downloadVocabulary listKey to exercisesNew to this edition:Brand new texts and listening materialsNew module on Language and CultureNew module on RevolutionsNew drills throughoutNow includes radio as well as TV
Gives you up-to-date expressions, jargon and new coinages for modern concepts in media Arabic. What is the Arabic term for the UN? What phrase would be used to describe 'rogue state' in the Arab media? Or 'the Arab Spring'? This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in media Arabic for translating both from and into Arabic. It is divided into 8 key areas:* General (reports, statements, sources, common media idioms)* Politics & Government* Elections* Military* Law and Order* Economics* Trade & Industry* Aid & DevelopmentThis second edition has been revised and updated throughout and now includes an English-Arabic index as well as audio and elearning materials.Key Features:* Terms grouped in thematic sections* Easy-to-learn lists to test translation* CD of audio files to help you check your pronunciation* Online interactive audio-visual e-Flashcards* IndexKeywords: Arabic; media Arabic; learn Arabic; teach Arabic; fast Arabic; quick Arabic; easy Arabic; newspaper Arabic; "e;how to say"e; Arabic.
This volume is the first of its kind to deal with the relation between Arabic and the media. It focuses on close analyses of examples of media Arabic (code-switching, language variation, orthography and constructions of identity), and also offers approaches to the use of media for teaching Arabic.
Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics
Author: William A. Rugh
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Examining the economic and organizational structure and operation of Arab mass media, Rugh (president, America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.) categorizes Arab print media into five subtypes, describing and analyzing them in separate chapters. Syria, Sudan, Libya, and pre-2003 Iraq
Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.
Since the turn of the twentieth century the dramatic rise of mass media has profoundly transformed music practices in the Arab world. Music has adapted to successive forms of media disseminationfrom phonograph cylinders to MP3seach subjected to the political and economic forces of its particular era and region. Carried by mass media, the broader culture of Arab music has been thoroughly transformed as well. Simultaneously, mass mediated music has become a powerful social force. While parallel processes have unfolded worldwide, their implications in the Arabic-speaking world have thus far received little scholarly attention. This provocative volume features sixteen new essays examining these issues, especially televised music and the controversial new genre of the music video. Perceptive voicesboth emerging and establishedrepresent a wide variety of academic disciplines. Incisive essays by Egyptian critics display the textures of public Arabic discourse to an English readership. Authors address the key issues of contemporary Arab societygender and sexuality, Islam, class, economy, power, and nationas refracted through the culture of mediated music. Interconnected by a web of recurrent concepts, this collection transcends music to become an important resource for the study of contemporary Arab society and culture. Contributors: Wael Abdel Fattah, Yasser Abdel-Latif, Moataz Abdel Aziz, Tamim Al-Barghouti, Mounir Al Wassimi, Walter Armbrust, Elisabeth Cestor, Hani Darwish, Walid El Khachab, Abdel-Wahab Elmessiri, James Grippo, Patricia Kubala, Katherine Meizel, Zein Nassar, Ibrahim Saleh, Laith Ulaby.
As in any other situation of languages in contact, Arabic spoken in the United States is changing under the influence of English. It has incorporated different linguistic innovations, and interference from English occurs on the various linguistic levels. However, in many cases this interference does not lead to language attrition, but rather to the creation of an ethnic language with special uses understood only by members of the Arab-American community. Developed out of Aleya Rouchdy's own involvement and teaching of Arabic in the United States, this book--the first of its kind--is devoted to the full range of Arabic in America. In Part I contributors discuss borrowing and the changes occurring on the various linguistic levels of Arabic and the social factors that have contributed to these changes. Other chapters in Part I deal with code-switching between English and Arabic. Part II examines the shift toward English and the maintenance of Arabic as well as the attitudes that speakers display toward Arabic. Chapters in Part III are pedagogical in nature. The essays explore the history of the study of Arabic in the United States and examine methods and materials used in the teaching of Arabic, as well as some of the theoretical and practical implications associated with these different approaches. Primarily for readers with special interest in Arab immigration, settlement, and ethnicity, The Arabic Language in America will also engage the attention of sociologists, social historians, anthropologists, linguists, and sociolinguists, who will find the book relevant for their work.
A textbook for learners who have previously studied, or are concurrently studying Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic script and phonology--for example college students who have studied written Arabic but find they are unable to talk informally with their Arab friends. The audio exercises on the disk are keyed to the text, and drill students on listening and speaking. The first edition was published in 1989. Annotation :2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).