LINGUIST List 29.1041

Tue Mar 06 2018

Books: Arabic as One Language: Al-Batal

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Date: 20-Feb-2018
From: Jackie Beilhart <>
Subject: Arabic as One Language: Al-Batal
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Title: Arabic as One Language
Subtitle: Integrating Dialect in the Arabic Language Curriculum
Published: 2017
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

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Editor: Mahmoud Al-Batal
Electronic: ISBN: 9781626165052 Pages: Price: ----
Hardback: ISBN: 9781626165038 Pages: Price: ----
Paperback: ISBN: 9781626165045 Pages: Price: ----

For decades, students learning the Arabic language have begun with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and then transitioned to learning spoken Arabic. While the MSA-first approach neither reflects the sociolinguistic reality of the language nor gives students the communicative skills required to fully function in Arabic, the field continues to debate the widespread adoption of this approach. Little research or evidence has been presented about the effectiveness of integrating dialect in the curriculum. With the recent publication of textbooks that integrate dialect in the Arabic curriculum, however, a more systematic analysis of such integration is clearly becoming necessary.

In this seminal volume, Mahmoud Al-Batal gathers key scholars who have implemented integration to present data and research on the method's success. The studies address curricular models, students' outcomes, and attitudes of students and teachers using integration in their curricula. This volume is an essential resource for all teachers of Arabic language and those working in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL).

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Language Family(ies): Arabic

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Universitat Jaume I
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