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Abu-Rabia, Salim – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2005
The case of Israeli Circassian students is unique because they study four languages which they require for daily life: Arabic is for reading the Koran; Hebrew is the language of the dominant group; English is an international language and is needed for academic purposes; and Circassian is their mother tongue. This study investigated the attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Multilingualism, Word Recognition
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Finlayson, Rosalie; Slabbert, Sarah – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2003
The status of the current standard African languages has been seriously undermined by factors such as the association of the standardisation process with colonial and neo-colonial structures, the lack of function of the standards and the rise of high status non-standard urban varieties. This paper describes the process leading to and some…
Descriptors: African Languages, Urban Schools, Competition, Foreign Countries