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ERIC Number: EJ544562
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Diglossia and Illiteracy in the Arab World.
Ayari, Salah
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v9 n3 p243-53 1996
This paper examines the negative impact the linguistic situation in the Arab world, which is characterized by diglossia, has on Arab children's ability to acquire reading and writing skills in Arabic and on their academic attainment in general. Discusses specific obstacles posed by contemporary diglossia to the acquisition of literacy, including the attitudes of parents and teachers to the colloquial and standard forms of Arabic. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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