Arabic An Essential Grammar ‘The book has the great advantage of introducing Arabic grammatical terminology in a manner that is clear and easy to follow ... there is nothing like it on the market at present and I believe it will be much appreciated by teachers and students alike’ Stefan Sperl, Senior Lecturer in Arabic , SOAS , UK Arabic: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar structures of Arabic. The complexities of the language are set out in short, readable sections and exercises and examples are provided throughout. The book is ideal for independent learners as well as for classroom study. Features of this book include: •coverage of the Arabic script and alphabet •a chapter on Arabic handwriting •a guide to pronunciation •examples provided throughout. Faruk Abu-Chacra is Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Arabic at the Uni- versity of Helsinki, Finland.