Arabic L2 Interlanguage: Syntactic sequences, agreement and by Ghassan Husseinali

By Ghassan Husseinali

Arabic L2 Interlanguage is an important and well timed addition to the sphere of moment Language Acquisition, supplying worthy perception into the advance of ‘interlanguage’, the period in-between language of early rookies, in newbies of Arabic.

This book:

  • Clearly establishes what interlanguage is and why it may shape a huge a part of overseas language instructing
  • Presents the reader with a series during which six English-speaking freshmen of Arabic gather the language
  • Makes use of the wealthy morphological and syntactic estate of Arabic to supply a brand new viewpoint at the box of moment Language Acquisition.

Arabic L2 Interlanguage contributes without delay in the direction of construction a extra entire theoretical framework for explaining how L2s are obtained. will probably be key textual content for SLA students in addition to a big source for graduate scholars in Linguistics and overseas Language instructing.

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The position of the adverb does not necessarily change word order. 3. Negators in Arabic: Maa + perfective tense (ma daras alwalad jayiidan) [Tense: past] Lam + imperfective (lam yadrus alwalad jayyidan) [Tense: past] Laa + imperfective (laa yadrus alwalad jayyidan) [Tense: present] Lan + imperfective (lan yadrus alwalad jayyidan) [Tense: future] Laysa + equative sentence (alwalad laysa Taalib) [Tense: present] Therefore, as we can see, though the negator always precedes the predicator of the sentence, its form is very much dependent on the form of the verb after it.

4. 4 Lexical entries for the lematta “give” give: conceptual specification: conceptual arguments: syntactic category: grammatical functions: relations to COMP: lexical pointer: diacritic features: CAUSE (X, (GOposs (Y, (FROM/TO (X, Z))))) (X, Y, Z) V (SUBJ, DO, IO) none 713 tense aspect mood person number pitch accent Source: From Pienemann (1998: 63) Therefore, conceptual arguments of the word “give” are well defined in the lexicon, and in the process of language production these conceptual arguments have to be mapped into grammatical functions.

Larsen-Freeman & Long (1991) criticize the model for lacking an identification mechanism for features variation. These shortcomings of the multidimensional model prompted Pienemann, one of the researchers on the ZISA project, to propose the processability theory (Pienemann 1998) as a more comprehensive and universal framework of SLA. Processability theory Overview Processability theory assumes a hierarchy of language-processing procedures that underlie language production. Based on this encoding hierarchy, predictions can be made about which language structures are accessible for processing and then production.

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