31065 - Arabic Language and Linguistics 1

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is able to read, write and translate a vocal elemental text by knowing the basic morphosynthetic structures of the nominal and verbal phrase and will be able to ask and give information in simple situations related to study and daily life.

Course contents

The alphabet, the basic notions of phonics, spelling, morphology and syntax elements;
grammar topics: the article, the pronouns, the demonstrations, the name (gender and number), some interrogative particles, the construct state, the adjective, the simple noun phrase, the simple verbal sentence, the simple concordances, the verb of first regular form and some forms of the derived verb. First-form verbs with weak root and hamza. First form verbs form with the second weak root.



1) Veccia Vaglieri L., Avino M., Grammatica teorico pratica della lingua araba

- I vol. Nuova edizione 2014 (i due tomi - parte 1 e parte 2 - sono indivisibili)

- I, 1 Laura Veccia Vagleri, Morfologia e e nozioni sintattiche, rivedute e aggiornate da Maria Avino, xxii + 271 pp. + 18 tav.

- I 2 Maria Avino, Esercizi in lingua araba moderna, xvii + 572 pp.

2) Manca A., Grammatica teorico-pratica di arabo letterario moderno, Roma, Associazione Nazionale di Amicizia e Cooperazione Italo-Araba, 1989.

3) Scheindlin R. P., 201 Arabic Verbs Hauppauge, New York, Barron's Educational Series Inc. 1978.


1) Baldissera E., Dizionario Italiano-Arabo e Arabo-Italiano, (Seconda Edizione), Bologna, Zanichelli, 2014.

2) Traini R., Dizionario arabo-italiano, 3 vv., Istituto per l'Oriente "C.A. Nallino", Roma, 1966, 1969 e in un unico volume 1993.

Teaching methods

Interactive methods are used to provide students with written and oral personalized tutorials on scheduled topics.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of two written tests (one with the language assistant and one with the course holder) and one oral one. In written tests, the use of dictionaries for Arabic translations is permitted. The use of dictionaries is not foreseen for the language assistant. The language assistant's test consists of several exercises (question / answer, complete the sentences). The time available for writing is three hours for the proof of the course holder and two hours for the proof of the language collaborator.

Teaching tools

Lectures and multimedia tools. Additional teaching material will be provided to the students by the teachers.

Office hours

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