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Qur'anic Semantics Corpus and Lexical Behavior Hussein Abdul-Raof Taibah University, Saudi Arabia Qur'anic semantics is concerned with: (i) lexical occurrence, (ii) lexical behavior, (iii) word order, (iv) discourse semantics where the purposeful selection of a specific word is interrelated to discourse discursive semantics, (v) lexis meaning which is motivated by discourse ideology, Ideological connotative meanings, and (vi) the semantic analysis of the text mood and diction. Qur’anic semantics shows the reader: (i) the number of times a word occurs in the whole text, (ii) how the meaning of the word changes according to the context in which it occurs, and (iii) why a given grammatical structure occurs rather than a different one. Qur’anic semantics examines the semantic aspects which have impact on meaning on the word and sentence levels. These aspects are: (i) content words (verbs, nouns, nominalized nouns, active/passive participle nouns, adjectives), (ii) function words such as the additive conjunctions such as (thumma – and) and (wa – and), (iii) tense (present, past, future), (iv) marked (unusual) / unmarked (usual) word order, and (v) no-main-verb nominal or main-verb sentences. Qur’anic semantics is of value to Qur'anic corpus linguistics, lexicographers, Qur'anic linguistics, and translation studies. ISBN 9783969391518 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Semantics 09. 469pp. 2023. Arabic Pronunciation & Accents Geo-social Applications of the Natural Phonetics & Tonetics Method Luciano Canepari & Marco Cerini University of Venice Second enlarged edition The principles of Natural Phonetics & Tonetics are applied to fully describe the pronunciation of Arabic, including intonation, in a precise way never found in earlier treatises, not even by native phoneticians. It includes an introduction to the Natural Phonotonetics Method, which can be used for any other language, as well (without the sadly known limitations of official IPA). The vowels, consonants, structures, and intonation of Arabic are fully described and transcribed, with many examples of words, sentences, and conversations, in addition to the intonationally integrated IPA sample passage “The North Wind and the Sun”. Different types of Arabic pronunciation are described, including its mediatic and international variants. The new edition adds three dense chapters on regional and 32 “regionational” accents of Arabic. Other chapters provide some traditional dialects, and diachronic stages, 25 foreign accents of Arabic, 26 concise language phonopses for easier comparisons, and the typical pronunciation of Arabic by English-speaking people and that of English by Arabic-speaking people. A short but useful phono-dictionary is also given. ISBN 9783862900480 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Phonetics 18. (2nd edition). 280pp. 2020. Chadian Arabic Samir Abu-Absi University of Toledo This sketch deals with an unwritten dialect of Arabic which is spoken in parts of northern and central Chad (French Tchad) and which has received serious attention only in the last three decades. The description and materials used is of potential interest to nonspecialists as well as to students of Arabic linguistics and dialectology. A variety of what may be labeled Sudanic Arabic, the Chadian dialect manifests certain linguistic features which pose a challenge to its classification in terms of the traditional Eastern/Western or nomadic/ sedentary dichotomies. Included in this study are brief phonological, morphological and syntactic outlines of the dialect followed by sample texts in phonemic transcription. It is hoped that enough information is given to be of help to those who do not know Arabic as well as to those who are familiar with other varieties of Arabic. A number of characteristic features of Chadian Arabic, especially in the area of phonology, are contrasted with equivalent structures in Modern Standard Arabic since the latter is one variety of Arabic which is more likely to be familiar to most readers. The materials in this sketch is based mainly on data collected in the late sixties from a native speaker of Chadian Arabic to be used in the preparation of teaching material for the Peace Corps. Other materials collected by other researchers and published since are also taken into consideration. ISBN 9783895860058. Languages of the World/Materials 21. 47 pp. 1995.