SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Contrastive Grammar: Arabic/English

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2017/2018
Taught in:
Term 1
The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of General Linguistics through comparison of English and Arabic grammatical systems; also to review the place of Arabic within the Afro-Asiatic family and compare the sociolinguistic situation of Arabic and English.


A total of 11 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One two-hour written examination in May/June (70%); one essay of 2,500 words to be submitted on 1st May (20%); four data questions (10%).

Suggested reading

A comprehensive reading list for this course will be supplied by the convenor at the beginning of the course.


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