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Foote, Rebecca K.; Saadah, Eman – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
According to previous research, speakers of European languages parse regularly-inflected, morphologically-complex words into stems and grammatical affixes during word recognition. In contrast, some studies suggest that late second language (L2) learners do not. We ask how these types of words are processed in Arabic, a language whose primary…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Morphology (Languages), Morphemes, Word Recognition
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Khammari, Hassen – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
The present study investigated the production of the speech act of disagreement among Tunisian non-native students of English and American native speakers of English. Discourse completion test (DCT) was used to elicit disagreement strategies by the informants. Non-native informants produced a total of 376 acts and native informants produced 395…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abdi, Ons – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
The present paper explores the use of connectives in the persuasive discourse of 30 Tunisian third-year English majors and 30 Tunisian third-year Arabic majors. The study aims to look at the potential impact of Arabic rhetoric on Tunisians' EFL writing. A quantitative analysis of the students' Arabic and English essays on the same argumentative…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Form Classes (Languages), Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Taieb, Almontassar Bellah; Toumi, Naouel – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Multi-word combinations are crucial for the production of various discourse types as well as for the construction of a credible and persuasive academic persona. This study investigates the frequency, structure, and function of the most frequently occurring 4-lexical bundles in writings from the field of linguistics. Following Biber et al.'s (1999)…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Writing Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Linguistics
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Abdeljaoued, Marii – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This paper discusses the status of English in the education system in Tunisia with a particular focus on the use of English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). It begins with a brief account of the history of teaching English in Tunisia as a country belonging to the Outer Circle of the Model of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English for Special Purposes
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Demir, Cuneyt – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Writing native-like has always been a primary purpose for non-native writers of English and, accordingly, many language components have been investigated to develop writers' fluency. One of these language components is syntactic complexity (SC), which is often regarded as a reliable way to grade any texts from easy to difficult. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Syntax, Native Language, Native Speakers, Second Language Instruction
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Bakhsh, Manar – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This study investigated the language practices of 4 Emirati bilingual Arabic/Emirati mothers with their children with autism spectrum disorder. The study aimed to explore (1) the nature of the language practices (2) their limitations and (3) the mothers' perceptions on bilingualism and home-language. The author conducted semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Mothers, Autism
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Hedia, Najoua Ben – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
Although the concept of contrastive rhetoric has received considerable attention in research on second language writing, it has not been adequately examined in a linguistically complex context such as Tunisia. This study is an attempt to contribute to the growing body of research on second language writing through investigating the validity of the…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Students, Second Language Instruction
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Al Jahromi, Diana – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the impact of using online discussions on L2 learners' lexical complexity (LC) using a blend of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods to measure how L2 learners' lexical variation, lexical density, and lexical richness can be influenced by online interactions facilitated in virtual…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Language Usage, Language Variation, Language Processing
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Abdesslem, Habib – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
Metadiscourse studies, inspired by Halliday's interpersonal metafunction of language, have dominated academic discourse analysis. They tended to exclude the ideational metafunction in discourse and to reduce the reader/analyst to a concordance programme that scans texts for lists of pre-established, but not always clearly defined, linguistic…
Descriptors: Authors, Academic Language, Discourse Analysis, Models
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Mahfoudhi, Abdessattar; Everatt, John; Elbeheri, Gad; Roshdy, Mohamed – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
The present study reports on the development and standardization of a test of phonological processing in Arabic, a language that has been less researched in terms of reading processes potentially due to the limited number of standardized tools. The test includes measures of phonological awareness, phonological memory and rapid naming, and a…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Semitic Languages, Phonology, Language Processing
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Davidson, Peter; Coombe, Christine – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Language assessment literacy (LAL) has become a critical topic in English language teaching since the late 1990s. Unfortunately, this is mainly due to the fact that so many English language teachers are not assessment literate. In other words, many English language teachers lack the knowledge and skills to write good language tests, evaluate the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Geographic Regions, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alabar, Rahaf – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The concept of the "native speaker" (NS) remains a constant interest in the field of language pedagogy due to the need the field has for models, goals and norms (Davies, 2003, p. 1). On the other hand, some other researchers such as Byram (1997) in his model of intercultural competence (ICC) and Cook (2012) in his model of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Proficiency, Native Speakers, Intercultural Communication
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Zebib, Racha; Henry, Guillemette; Messarra, Camille; Hreich, Edith Kouba; Khomsi, Abdelhamid – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The ELO-L (Évaluation du langage oral chez l'enfant libanais) is the first norm-referenced language-screening test in Lebanon. It is an adaptation of the ELO, a French language-screening test. The ELO-L was normed on 1,718 children aged three to eight years and divided into eight age groups with a minimum of 100 participants in each group. It is…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Construction, Oral Language, Screening Tests
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Cosenza, Luana; Masillo, Paola – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Our paper aims at analysing the linguistic "features" produced by Arabic learners of Italian as a foreign language. There are published studies of common errors for Arab students of Italian (Della Puppa, 2006; Giacalone Ramat et al., 2001). However, this study introduces the standardized language assessment, namely the CILS test of…
Descriptors: Italian, Teaching Methods, Language Tests, Error Patterns
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