This book presents a contrastive linguistics study of Arabic and English for the dual purposes of improved language teaching
and speech processing of Arabic via spectral analysis and neural networks. Contrastive linguistics is a field of linguistics
which aims to compare the linguistic systems of two or more languages in order to ease the tasks of teaching, learning, and
translation. The main focus of the present study is to treat the Arabic minimal syllable automatically to facilitate automatic
speech processing in Arabic. It represents important reading for language learners and for linguists with an interest in Arabic
and computational approaches.