- The Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics
- Transcription and Transliteration Equivalences
- A House of Sound Structure, of Marvelous form and Proportion: An Introduction
- Arabic Folk Linguistics: Between Mother Tongue and Native Language
- Arabic Linguistic Tradition I: Naḥw and ṣarf
- Arabic Linguistic Tradition II: Pragmatics
- Codeswitching and Related Issues Involving Arabic
- Arabic Dialectology
- Issues in Arabic Computational Linguistics
- Modern Lexicography
- Orality, Culture, And Language
- Pidgins and Creoles
- Second-Language Acquisition
- The Arabic Literary Language: <i>The Nahḍa (and beyond)</i>
- The Arabic Writing System
- The Classical Arabic Lexicographical Tradition
- The Philological Approach to Arabic Grammar
- The Syntax of Arabic From A Generative Perspective
- What Is Arabic?
- Index of Names
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article begins with an overview of Arabic second-language acquisition (SLA) research. It discusses some SLA theories; the distancing of SLA research and theory from the traditional applied linguistics fields of methodology and teacher training; and major issues in current Arabic SLA research, which center on the development of skills in both primary and secondary discourses and efforts to balance these in formal and informal learning environments. The article then reviews published studies in Arabic SLA. This is followed by a discussion of five strands of research that distinguish themselves in the analysis of Arabic SLA: (1) studies on reading comprehension and word recognition; (2) listening comprehension; (3) learning strategies; (4) attitude and motivation; and (5) acquisition order of morphosyntactic features.
Karin Christina Ryding, Professor Emeritus, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
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