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Abu Rabia, Salim – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
The goal of the present study was to investigate the effect of short Arabic vowels on listening comprehension. It is well documented that short vowels affect reading and reading comprehension in Arabic literacy. Since reading comprehension and listening comprehension share many commonalities, it is assumed that short vowels will positively affect…
Descriptors: Vowels, Semitic Languages, Listening Comprehension, Short Term Memory
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Makhoul, Bahaa; Sabah, Katrina – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
The current study attempted to investigate the contribution of an intervention program to fostering Arabic academic vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension skills among seventh grade Arabic native speaking pupils. For this purpose, 247 pupils from four schools in northern Israel have participated in the study. Arabic literacy units that…
Descriptors: Intervention, Semitic Languages, Vocabulary Development, Comparative Analysis
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Makhoul, Baha – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
The current study attempted to investigate the development of Arabic academic vocabulary knowledge among middle-school Arabic native speakers, taking into account the socioeconomic status of the Arab population in Israel. For this purpose, Arabic academic word list was developed, mapping the required academic words that are needed for adequate…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Vocabulary, Middle School Students, Socioeconomic Status