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ERIC Number: EJ1105189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8438
The Impact of Diglossia on Voweled and Unvoweled Word Reading in Arabic: A Developmental Study from Childhood to Adolescence
Saiegh-Haddad, Elinor; Schiff, Rachel
Scientific Studies of Reading, v20 n4 p311-324 2016
All native speakers of Arabic read in a language variety that is remarkably distant from the one they use in everyday speech. The study tested the impact of this distance on reading accuracy and fluency by comparing reading of Standard Arabic (StA) words, used in StA only, versus Spoken Arabic (SpA) words, used in SpA too, among Arabic native speakers in Grades 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 (N = 100). Pseudowords in SpA and StA were also compared. Analysis of variance results revealed significant differences in reading SpA versus StA words across all grades and in reading voweled and unvoweled words. The findings support the effect the linguistic distance between SpA and StA on word reading development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 6; Middle Schools; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel