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Academic Paper

Title: The sociolinguistic status of Modern Standard Arabic
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Author: Redouan Saidi
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Institution: Universiteit van Tilburg
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Semitic
Abstract: This paper discusses the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic to Moroccan pupils in Dutch elementary schools. The research findings show that this type of education can be successful if the target pupils have had the opportunity to attend lessons in Modern Standard Arabic uninterruptedly during their whole elementary school period. In this respect, the study yields positive results, in particular when these are compared to the rather gloomy results of other studies dealing with this kind of teaching.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Venue: Arabic language learning
Publication Info: the sociolinguistics of learning Arabic in the diaspora
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