A Reference Grammar of Egyptian Arabic
Ernest T. Abdel-Massih, Zaki N. Abdel-Malek, and El-Said M. Badawi with Ernest N. McCarus. Foreword by Elizabeth M. Bergman Georgetown University Press, 2009 Library of Congress PJ6777.A234 2009 | Dewey Decimal 492.770962
Originally published in 1979, this classic reference work presents definitions of grammatical and linguistic terms for spoken Egyptian Arabic in dictionary form from "active participles" through "writing system." Entries feature definitions and examples of all the grammatical features including phonology, morphology, and syntax. Aimed at the intermediate to advanced student of Egyptian Arabic, this volume presupposes a basic knowledge of Egyptian Arabic. Arabic lexical items are presented in romanized transliteration and are therefore accessible to those who are not familiar with Arabic script.