The Arabic dialects described in this book are spoken in Riyadh and in some parts of Eastern Saudi Arabia, the Al-Hasa region, Qatif, Hufuf, and Safwa.
The book begins with a brief grammar that outlines the dialectical peculiarities of Riyadh and the Eastern Saudi dialects. The 45 reading selections, which are the heart of this study, are based on spontaneous and unrehearsed recordings made by native speakers of the Saudi dialects. A vocabulary is provided with each selection along with both grammatical and cultural notes, and an English translation of each selection is provided for the student who may be working without the aid of an instructor. A composite glossary of some 2,000 terms is provided at the end of the book.
2 audio CDs included.