Arabic Second Language Acquisition of Morphosyntax by Mohammad T. Alhawary

By Mohammad T. Alhawary

Whereas the call for for Arabic periods and education courses for Arabic language lecturers has elevated, there's a outstanding hole within the box of linguistic study on studying Arabic as a moment language. Arabic moment Language Acquisition of Morphosyntax offers a data-driven and systematic research of Arabic language acquisition that responds to this becoming need.   Based on huge facts samples accumulated from longitudinal and cross-sectional stories, this e-book explores a huge variety of constructions and acquisition issues. It additionally introduces new and entire study, and it records the successes and difficulties that local audio system of different languages, together with English, Spanish, French, and jap, tend to come across in studying Arabic.   By integrating formerly released findings with new learn, the writer has created a unified and streamlined source for lecturers, teachers-in-training, linguists, Arabic textbook authors, and second-language acquisition specialists.

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3 Equational (Verbless) Sentence Structure Equational or verbless sentences consist of two main constituent phrase structures without a copular lexical verb surfacing and are marked in the imperfective/present tense. The first phrase is usually referred to as mubtada? "starter" (or topic/subject) and the second as xabar "news" (or comment/predicate). Both constituent structures agree in number, gender, and case but not in defmiteness. 7 Sentences (18)-(26) illustrate the structure of equational sentences.

15 However, according to the post hoc statistical (Schaffe) score sets provided, the reported findings seem to indicate mixed evidence. For example, this is evident in the score sets 1-2 and 5 (with respect to case cue): whereas there is a significant difference in the weight assigned to case between the non-native (both beginning and intermediate) groups and native group in set 1, there is no difference between the non-native beginner group and the native group in sets 2 and 5. In addition, the scores provided indicate significance between groups but do not indicate which of the groups actually outscored the others in its use of the case cue.

However, unlike the three studies, which focused on production and investigated Processability Theory, Abu Radwan (2002) focused on comprehension and investigated the Competition Model (Bates and MacWhinney 1987; MacWhinney and Bates 1989) and its application to sentence processing in Arabic. The main assumption investigated is the notion that language processing and language acquisition (both LI and L2) are conceptualized in terms of the underlying strategies or "competition among various cues for a limited number of channels" in mapping form-function relations (Sasaki 1994).

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