Al-'Arabiyya, Volume 53

Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, Voulme 53

Mohammad T. Alhawary, Editor

Al-‘Arabiyya is the annual journal of the American Society for Teachers of Arabic. It includes scholarly articles that advance the study, research, and teaching of Arabic language, linguistics, literature, and pedagogy.
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Al-‘Arabiyya Volume 53 features five articles and six book reviews. Three of the articles contribute in many meaningful ways to Arabic sociolinguistics, one to Arabic second language learning and teaching pedagogy, and one to Arabic dialectology.

The book review section contains six reviews of books whose content and scope range from teaching the Arabic language, to literature, to translations of literary works, to oral history. These book reviews are Dris Soulaimani’s first welcome contribution as book review editor.

Table of Contents


Code Choice between Standard Arabic and the Saudi Dialect by Saudi Twitter Users, Saeed Al Alaslaa and Mohammad T. Alhawary

Languages in Conflict: Examining the Status of Standard Arabic and French in Morocco, Brahim Chakrani

Attitudes Towards Arabic and Foreign Elaboration DMs in Three Dialects of Arabic, Abdelaadim Bidaoui

The Role of Self-efficacy, Attitudes, and Orientations in Learning Arabic as a Less-commonly Taught Language: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach,Tarek Hermessi

Functions and Uses of Active and Passive Participial Forms in Al-‘Awābī District Vernacular of Northern Oman, Roberta Morano

Book Reviews

Introduction to Spoken Standard Arabic: A Conversational Course on DVD, Part 2. Shukri B. Abed and Arwa Sawan; Reviewed by Sara Al Tubuly

Kalima wa Nagham: A Textbook for Teaching Arabic, Volume 2. Ghazi M. Abuhakema, Nasser M. Isleem; Reviewed by Youness Mountaki

Mahmud Sami Al-Barudi: Reconfiguring Society and The Self.
Terri DeYoung; Reviewed by Archana Prakash

The Revolt of the Young: Essays by Tawfiq al-Hakim. Translated by Mona Radwan; Reviewed by Wanis H. Shalaby

My Torturess. By Bensalem Himmich. Translated by Roger Allen; Reviewed by Mbarek Sryfi

Coming of Age in Madrid: An Oral History of Unaccompanied Moroccan Migrant Minors.
Susan Plann; Reviewed by Mohamed El-Madkouri Maataoui



Saeed Al Alaslaa
Mohammad T. Alhawary
Sara Al Tubuly
Abdelaadim Bidaoui
Brahim Chakrani
Mohamed El-Madkouri Maataoui
Tarek Hermessi
Youness Mountaki
Roberta Morano
Archana Prakash
Wanis H. Shalaby
Mbarek Sryfi

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About the Author

Mohammad T. Alhawary is a 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.

161 pp., 6 x 9
28 figures, 16 tables
Jan 2021

161 pp., 6 x 9
28 figures, 16 tables
ISBN: 978-1-64712-058-0
Jan 2021

161 pp.
28 figures, 16 tables
ISBN: 978-1-64712-062-7
Jan 2021

Volume 53

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