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NELC 4114 Al-lahjah ash-shaamiyyah: Levantine vernacular (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

An examination of the characteristics of the major everyday spoken language of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and parts of Israel and Western Jordan, with an emphasis on Northern Levantine vernacular. Phonology, morphology, vocabulary, the notable differences from Modern Standard Arabic, conversational practice, and a study of the use of the language in poetry, songs, theatre, and public media. Conducted mostly in Levantine Vernacular with the aid of French, English, and Arabic to create a ‘real-life’ environment.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: NELC4122 Advanced Arabic II or equivalent.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17