Arabic as One Language

Integrating Dialect in the Arabic Language Curriculum

Author: Mahmoud Al-Batal

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 162616505X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 3602

For decades, students learning the Arabic language have begun with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and then transitioned to learning spoken Arabic. While the MSA-first approach neither reflects the sociolinguistic reality of the language nor gives students the communicative skills required to fully function in Arabic, the field continues to debate the widespread adoption of this approach. Little research or evidence has been presented about the effectiveness of integrating dialect in the curriculum. With the recent publication of textbooks that integrate dialect in the Arabic curriculum, however, a more systematic analysis of such integration is clearly becoming necessary. In this seminal volume, Mahmoud Al-Batal gathers key scholars who have implemented integration to present data and research on the method’s success. The studies address curricular models, students' outcomes, and attitudes of students and teachers using integration in their curricula. This volume is an essential resource for all teachers of Arabic language and those working in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL).


Author: محمد المومني

Publisher: Al Manhal


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 59

View: 8093

في سبيل بحث علمي يتناول موضوع إكتساب اللغة بطريقة ذات أسس علمية تقوم على البرهان وتستند الى أحدث ما توصلت إليه أبحاث علم نفس اللغة والأعصاب وأبحاث الذكاء الإصطناعي وتكنلوجيا اللغة, وتؤدي بالنهاية إلى جعل عملية تحدث اللغة الإنجليزية لغير الناطقين بها ممكنة فعلا, بعيدا عن الطرق النمطية المتبعة حاليا والغير مجدية. موضوع إكتساب اللغة و مفاهيم( نموذج زهرة عباد الشمس, ونموذج كأس الماء, ومفاهيم التعرض, والنمو, والإستمرارية ) هي ثمرة بحث أجراه المؤلف.

Arabic as a Minority Language

Author: Jonathan Owens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110805456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

View: 2254

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Wörterbücher / Dictionaries / Dictionnaires. 3. Teilband

Author: Rufus Gouws

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110203391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 8444

Den Gegenstand des Handbuches bildet die Lexikographie und die Wörterbuchforschung, und letztere präsentiert sich in den drei Teilbänden erstmals in ihren verschiedenen Ausprägungen mit einem großen Reichtum an Details, doch zugleich in einer zusammenhängenden und umfassenden Weise: 248 Autoren haben in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch 349 Artikel geschrieben, welche auf 38 Kapitel verteilt sind. Die Zielsetzung des Handbuches, die sich aus der Lage der Lexikographie und dem Forschungsstand der örterbuchforschung ergibt, ist es die Lexikographie aller Sprachkreise der Erde zu registrieren sowie die der größeren Sprachen, und hier besonders die der europäischen und die ihrer Varietäten, detailliert darzustellen, den Status und die Funktion von lexikographischen Nachschlagewerken, insonderheit die von Sprachwörterbüchern in ihren unterschiedlichen Typen innerhalb der Kultursysteme von Gesellschaften zu beschreiben, die Geschichte der Lexikographie an Beispielen größerer Kulturen zu entwerfen, auf der Grundlage der Kenntnis der gesellschaftlichen Funktionen von Wörterbüchern und der Buchgeschichte und unter Berücksichtigung von Theorien über den Aufbau des Lexikons und seine Stellung im Sprachganzen Ausschnitte zu einer Allgemeinen Theorie der Lexikographie zu liefern, die Methodik der Lexikographie für alle Phasen des lexikographischen Prozesses, von der äußeren Arbeitsorganisation der Wörterbuchkanzleien bis hin zu methodischen Einzelverfahren unter Berücksichtigung des Computereinsatzes darzustellen und weiterzuentwickeln, auf die Unterschiede zwischen den realistischen Möglichkeiten und der gegebenen Realität der lexikographischen Praxis hinzuweisen und aus der Kenntnis von lexikographischen Defiziten Möglichkeiten für qualitative Verbesserungen und aussichtsreiche Perspektiven für neue lexikographische Projekte und metalexikographische Forschungen aufzuzeigen, die primäre und sekundäre Literatur möglichst breit und zuverlässig zu dokumentieren und insgesamt nachhaltig dazu beizutragen, daß die moderne wissenschaftliche Lexikographie zu einer von Wissenschaftlern lehrbaren und von Studenten lernbaren praxisorientierten Disziplin entwickelt wird.

Language Contact and Language Conflict in Arabic

Author: Aleya Rouchdy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136122184

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 4252

This book contains 17 studies by leading international scholars working on a wide range of topics in Arabic socio-linguistics, divided into four parts. The studies in Part 1 address questions of national language planning in a diglossic situation, with a particular focus on North Africa. Part 2 explores the relationship of identity and language choice in different Arabic-speaking communities living both within and outside the Arab World. Part 3 examines language choice in such diverse contexts as popular preaching, humour and Arab women's writing. Part 4 contains 5 papers in which variation, code-switching and generational language shift in the Arabic-language diaspora in Europe and the USA are the focus. The collection as a whole provides wide-ranging introduction to key areas of current research, which will be of interest to the general sociolinguist as well as the Arabic language specialist.


The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Author: Mohandas Gandhi

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117510

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4465

Gandhi's simply narrated account of his boyhood, legal studies, purification, and the growth of the Satyagraha — nonviolent protest — movement. Critical, inspiring work of the man responsible for the freedom of India.

Understanding Arabic

Essays in Contemporary Arabic Linguistics in Honor of El-Said Badawi

Author: Alaa Elgibali

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774243721

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

View: 2491

Understanding Arabic is an exciting new collection of studies by authors who investigate and outline the practical corollaries of Badawi's theory of Arabic.

Language Policy in Higher Education

The Case of Medium-Sized Languages

Author: F. Xavier Vila Moreno,Vanessa Bretxa

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 1788

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running of national affairs and, at the same time, prepare their best-educated citizens for competition in a global market? To what extent is English really pushing other languages out of the academic environment? Drawing on the experience of several medium-sized language communities, this volume provides the reader with some important insights into how language policies can be successfully implemented. The different sociolinguistic contexts under scrutiny offer an invaluable comparative standpoint to understand what position can – or could – be occupied by each language at the level of higher education.

How to Speak Arabic

Author: Adam Yacoub


ISBN: 1456607812

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 100

View: 3167

Just, 20% of the words in a language make up to 80% of the conversations we face in our daily life. You'll have a solid base and the ability to keep improving and developing yourself. This method is suitable for everyone from frequent travelers to first timers, as well as language students and enthusiasts. 'Let's Talk Arabic' is the faster and easier way to learn this language as it is: * 15 step-by-step lessons * Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage * Simple explanations and plenty of examples and exercises * Supported by Pictures, two colors texts * A grammar reference sections An effective guide teaches you everything you need to know about Arabic culture. There are simple step-by-step explanations, plenty of practice talking exercises. No previous knowledge of Arabic is assumed. - The book teaches the basics of Modern Standard Arabic using a simple and effective building-block method which is proven, simple, solid and reliable, as it has been successful for few years! - The book includes everything you need for the Beginner's level- vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice, and English - Arabic - English dictionary. This book will teach you the basics of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which is the modernization of the Classical Arabic structures, as well as additions from the main dialects spoken all over the Arab world. - The book is supported by audio lessons, facebook page, and website.

Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Author: Colin Baker,Sylvia Prys Jones

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853593628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 758

View: 7406

This encyclopedia is divided into three sections: individual bilingualism; bilingualism in society and bilingual education. It includes many pictures, graphs, maps and diagrams. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography on bilingualism.

The Arab Americans

Author: Randa A. Kayyali

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332197

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 8332

Offers a brief look at the history and culture of the Arab world, discussing various reasons why Arabs migrate to the United States, their adaptation to American society, and the impact of September 11th on their relations with other Americans.


Author: Franz Josef Hausmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110124217


Page: N.A

View: 2143


Advances in Neural Networks - ISNN 2006

Pt. II: Third International Symposium on Neural Networks, ISNN 2006, Chengdu, China, May 28 - June 1, 2006, Proceedings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540344373

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 4288

View: 1974


The Other Languages of Europe

Demographic, Sociolinguistic, and Educational Perspectives

Author: Guus Extra,Durk Gorter

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853595097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

View: 4086

The book offers demographic, sociolinguistic, and educational perspectives on the status of both regional and immigrant languages in Europe and in a wider international context. From a cross-national point of view, empirical evidence on the status of these other languages of multicultural Europe is brought together in a combined frame of reference.

Arabic Language

Author: Kees Versteegh

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748694609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 830

An introductory guide for students of Arabic language, Arabic historical linguistics and Arabic sociolinguistics.

Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States

Author: Rebecca L. Torstrick,Elizabeth Faier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313336598

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 5678

Exciting, exhaustive, and essential coverage on the Arab Gulf States, ideal for high school students and general readers.

The Goal of International Development: God's Will on Earth, as It Is in Heaven

Author: Beth Snodderly

Publisher: WCIU Press

ISBN: 0865850275

Category: Religion

Page: 169

View: 4996

This anthology is a collection of William Carey International University faculty and student writings concerning the nature and goals of international development. This book is the first in the WCIU Press International Development Series. The perspectives of twelve different authors are represented. Sign up for the WCIU Press newsletter to be notified about new books from this author and more! http: //

Pidginization and Creolization

The Case of Arabic

Author: Kees Versteegh,C. H. M. Versteegh

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027235295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 3987

This book is concerned with the notions of “pidginization” and “creolization” and the role of these processes of language learning in the history of the Arabic language. It is argued that when a new type of Arabic emerged after the Islamic conquests in the 7th century AD, the language went through these processes, as can be concluded from the sociolinguistic context of the period. The radical changes in the language that led to the development of the modern dialects are then seen as the result of pidginization and creolization. Data from the dialects are compared with phenomena in pidginized/creolized languages, and suggestions are given for the application of this framework to the history of other languages.

Bicultural and Trilingual Education

The Foyer Model in Brussels

Author: Michael Byram,J. Leman

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853590443

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 2836

This is a collection of articles which describe and assess the Foyer Model, a project for schooling minority children in Brussels, which aims for bicultural and trilingual education. It demonstrates the need for an appropriate education model in a culturally and linguistically complex society.