Thursday, November 6, 2014

Persian Grammar Guide

"The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners.

The grammar guides have been created with the aid and resources available at San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) in order to allow Persian language learners the opportunity to build on their learning experience through an interactive, comprehensive, and self-paced online resource, filled with descriptions, examples, audio, and activities.

You can click through the Alphabet to learn the names and sounds of each letter in the Persian alphabet, then try your hand at spelling some of the basic words introduced throughout the project.

The rest of the grammar section is divided into parts of speech. These are comprehensive grammar guides that are meant to aid Persian learners by explaining the rules of the language. They are not lessons in themselves but resources to refer to in order to understand Persian language structure. Each of these sections will include descriptions of the parts of speech in English, as well as the names for them in Persian. You will also look through examples and get the chance to practice what you are learning."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Brill's most downloaded articles from Q3 2014 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies -- Free access until 31 January 2015

"These articles are freely available until 31 January 2015!*

Author: Aharon Layish
Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 276-307)
Author: Aria Nakissa
Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 209-251)
Author: Maaike van Berkel
Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 7-22)
Author: Christopher Melchert
Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 23-45)
Author: Stijn Aerts
Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 66-83)
Author: Khadiga Musa
Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 4, pp. 419 – 452)
Author: Stephen J. Shoemaker
Arabica, (Volume 61, No. 5, pp. 514-558)
Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
Journal of Sufi Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 3-30) (free sample issue)
Authors: Behnam Sadeghi and Uwe Bergmann
Arabica, (Volume 57, No. 4, pp. 343-436)
Author: Hideyuki Ioh
Arabica, (Volume 61, No. 5, pp. 471-513)
Author: Andrew Rippin
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 11, No. 2, pp. 1-14)
(Open Access)
Author: Nadje Al-Ali
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication,
(Volume 5, No. 1, pp. 26-31)
Author: Michael Cooperson
Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 4-6)
Author: Pernilla Myrne
Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 46-65)
Author: Khalil al-Anani
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 41-63) (free sample issue)
* Articles in Open Access and in free sample issues remain freely available after this date."