1st Edition

Arabic L2 Interlanguage Syntactic sequences, agreement and variation

By Ghassan Husseinali Copyright 2016
    142 Pages
    by Routledge

    142 Pages
    by Routledge

    Arabic L2 Interlanguage is a significant and timely addition to the field of Second Language Acquisition, providing valuable insight into the development of ‘interlanguage’, the interim language of early beginners, in learners of Arabic.

    This book:

    • Clearly establishes what interlanguage is and why it should form an important part of foreign language teaching

    • Presents the reader with a sequence in which six English-speaking learners of Arabic acquire the language

    • Makes use of the rich morphological and syntactic property of Arabic to offer a new perspective on the field of Second Language Acquisition.

    Arabic L2 Interlanguage contributes directly towards building a more comprehensive theoretical framework for explaining how L2s are acquired. It will be key text for SLA scholars as well as an important resource for graduate students in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching.

    Chapter I: Introduction

    Chapter II: Second language acquisition theories and models

    Chapter III: Arabic L2 PT studies

    Chapter IV: Methods

    Chapter V: Description of target Arabic structures

    Chapter VI: Acquisition sequences of Arabic L2

    Chapter VII: Acquisition of agreement features on adjectives

    Chapter VIII: Acquisition of agreement features on verbs

    Chapter IX: Chapter 9: Results and theoretical implications

    Chapter X: Practical implications


    Ghassan Husseinali taught at Yale University and at George Mason University in the USA, before joining HCT in the UAE.