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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition

Edited By

Mohammad Alhawary

ISBN 9781138940550
Published May 17, 2018 by Routledge
438 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition introduces major current approaches in Arabic second language acquisition (SLA) research and offers empirical findings on crucial aspects and issues to do with the learning of Arabic as a foreign language and Arabic SLA. It brings together leading academics in the field to synthesize existing research and develops a new framework for analyzing important topics within Arabic SLA.

This handbook will be suitable as a reference work for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars actively researching in this area and is primarily relevant to sister disciplines within teacher training and Arabic applied linguistics. The themes and findings should, however, also be attractive to other areas of study, including theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognition, and cognitive psychology.

Table of Contents




Part I - Arabic L2 Phonology

  1. Frequency and L1 Transfer Effects for the Perception and Production of Arabic Lexical Stress by L1 English and L1 Chinese Learners of Arabic as an L2 - Cheng-Wei Lin and Mohammad T. Alhawary

  2. Production of Modern Standard Arabic Lexical Stress Cues by Native Speakers of American English - Mashael Al-Aloula

  3. Native English Speakers’ Perception and Production of Arabic Consonants - Asmaa Shehata

  4. The Perception and Production of Arabic Consonants: A Cross Linguistic Study - Sara Al Tubuly

  5. Arabic L2 Phonology Acquisition: An Ultrasound Study of Emphatics and Gutturals - Amanda Eads, Jodi Khater, and Jeff Mielke

  6. The L2 Acquisition of Modern Standard Arabic Final Consonant Clusters by L1 Chinese Speakers - Mona Al Moataz Maamoun


Part II - Arabic L2 Vocabulary

7. Looking at words: An eye-tracking investigation of L2 Arabic vocabulary learning - Ayman A. Mohamed

8. Keyword vs Context Strategies Among Different Levels of Arabic Language Learners - Olla Najah Al-Shalchi

Part III  - L2 Arabic of Morphosyntax

9. The Acquisition of Resumptive Pronouns: How do Second Language Learners of Arabic do it? - Dola Algady

10. Arabic L2 Learners’ Use of Word Order and Subject-Verb Agreement for Actor Role Assignment - Jamil Al-Thawahrih

Part IV - Arabic L2 Reading & Corpus-aided Language Learning

11. Corpus Linguistics and Critical Reading and Thinking: proposals for teaching learning sequences based on journalistic corpora in Modern Standard Arabic - Nadia Makouar

Part V - Arabic L2 Writing: Discourse Analysis & Measuring Production

12. Writing in Arabic: Discourse Analysis and Pedagogical Reflections - Dris Soulaimani

13. Comparing the Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency of Written Arabic in the Production of Advanced Learners and Native Speakers - Michael Raish

Part VI - Arabic L2 Speaking & Intercultural Learning (in Study Abroad)

14. Research-Based Interventions for Language and Intercultural Learning - Emma Trentman

15. Code-switching in L2 Arabic Collaborative Dyadic Interactions - Khaled Al Masaeed

Part VII - Arabic Heritage Language Learners

16. Proficiency in Standard Arabic and its Predictors: the Case of Heritage Speakers in College-Level Elementary Arabic Classrooms - Abdulkafi Albirini

17. Effect of Age of Acquisition on Concept Mediation in Heritage Arabic Bilinguals - Iyad Ghanim

Part VIII - The Arabic L2 Teacher: Teacher Training & Self-positioning

18. Effect of using a collaborative video-based self- evaluation activity on helping AFL student-teachers tie theory to practice - Raghda El Essaw

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Mohammad T. Alhawary is Professor of Arabic linguistics and second language acquisition at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses on both Arabic language and Arabic theoretical and applied linguistics.