Al-'Arabiyya, Volume 52

Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, Volume 52

Mohammad T. Alhawary, Editor

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This volume has six essays and one book review. One essay is in Arabic.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note v

Acknowledgments vii


Processing Passive Constructions in Arabic and English: A Crosslanguage Priming Study 1
by Michael Grosvald and Tariq Khwaileh

Voice Onset Time in Arabic and English Stop Consonants 29
by D. Eve Olson and Rachel Hayes- Harb

Why Standard Arabic Is Not a Second Language for Native Speakers of Arabic 49
by Abdulkafi Albirini

“They don’t speak Arabic”: Producing and Reproducing Language Ideologies toward Moroccan Arabic 73
by Dris Soulaimani

The Effects of Songs on Vocabulary Retention in Foreign Language Acquisition: The Case of Arabic 101
by Guilnard Moufarrej and Charbel Salameh

Rhetoric of Argumentation in Al- Mutanabb?’s ‘Ayniyya Poem: “Others Are Deceived by Most of These People” 125
by Mufleh Al- Hweitat

Book Reviews

Mastering Arabic 1–2, 3rd ed. Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar. 151
Reviewed by Mahmoud Ali

Arabic as One Language: Integrating Dialect in the Arabic Language Curriculum. Edited by Mahmoud Al- Batal. 159
Reviewed by Roger Allen

Arabic Literature for the Classroom: Teaching Methods, Theories, Themes and Texts. Edited by Muhsin J. al- Musawi. 163
Reviewed by Sawad Hussain

The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature. Abir Hamdar. 167
Reviewed by Aman Attieh

Monarch of the Square: An Anthology of Muhammad Zafzaf’s Short Stories. Translated by Mbarek Sryfi and Roger Allen. 171
Reviewed by Katrien Vanpee



Mufleh Al-Hweitat Abdulkafi Albirini Mahmoud Ali Roger Allen Aman Attieh Michael Grosvald Rachel Hayes-Harb Sawad Hussain Tariq Khwaileh Guilnard Moufarrej D. Eve Olson Charbel Salameh Dris Soulaimani Katrien Vanpee

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About the Author

Mohammad Alhawary is professor of Arabic linguistics and second language acquisition at the University of Michigan. He is the editor of the Journal of Arabic Linguistics Tradition and author of many works, including Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide, Arabic Grammar in Context, and Arabic Second Language Acquisition of Morphosyntax.

188 pp., 6 x 9
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188 pp., 6 x 9
8 figures, 24 tables
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188 pp.
8 figures, 24 tables
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