The book does not use any Arabic script. It would be helpful to identify the system of transliteration used and to include a table of transliteration mapping Arabic alphabet to the symbols used in the book. It makes for difficult reading especially for those familiar with Arabic script.
"The Essentials of the Class of the Strong Verb in Arabic" introduces the reader to different methods of linguistic analysis in the area of morphology. It fills a gap by introducing advanced theories and delving into the words' patterns. The detailed index in the beginning facilitates cross-references and the division into different sections facilitates its use. It is definitely a very well organized research tool with a wide variety of topics.
The Essentials of the Class of the Strong Verb is logically presented and organized. Every section deals with a specific verb or nominal form and covers a broad range of topics. The study is comprehensive and technical in nature and can also be used as a reference source. The reader will learn how the verbal and nominal patterns are formed and be directed to many classical works from the 8th century and onward. The theories are presented in an accessible language and shed light on the data. I can highly recommend this book.
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