Introduction to Arabic Grammar
In this introduction to Arabic grammar, the text (‘Mabadi al-Nahw’) will be read in Arabic along with its translation, commentary and relevance to the wider field. This book is part of a series of primers which introduce students to the Islamic Sciences. There will be some discussion on the development of ‘Nahw’ as an independent field of study, with a focus on the different grammatical rules and patterns of the Arabic language.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- demonstrate competency in the different forms and classifications of nouns and sentences
- demonstrate an insightful understanding of the Arabic system of nominal and adjective suffixes of classical Arabic (i’rab)
- gain good knowledge of the structure of verbs, nouns, and particles
- recognise and apply classification of word forms and knowledge of words and constructions