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Oral Grammatical Errors of Arabic as Second Language (ASL) Learners: An Applied Linguistic Approach

1. Sadeq Ali Saad Al-Yaari (Corresponding author); 2. Fayza Saleh Al Hammadi; 3. Salah Ayied Alyami.
1. Independent Researchers, Dept. of English, College of Arts, King Saud University (KSU; 2. Associate prof., Dept. of English, College of Arts, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa; 3. Assistant professor, Dept. of English, Dammam College of Technology, Dammam University.
Abstract :
Background: When we further take Arabic grammatical issues into account in accordance 
with applied linguistic investigations on Arabic as Second Language (ASL) learners, a 
fundamental issue arises at this point as to the production of speech in Arabic: Oral 
grammatical errors committed by ASL learners. 
Aims: Using manual rating as well as computational analytic methodology to test a corpus of 
recorded speech by Second Language (ASL) learners of Arabic, this study aims to find the 
areas of difficulties in learning Arabic grammar. More specifically, it examines how and why 
ASL learners make grammatical errors in their oral speech. 
Methods: Tape recordings of four (4) Arabic as Second Language (ASL) learners who 
ranged in age from 23 to 30 were naturally collected. All participants have completed an 
intensive Arabic program (two years) and 20 minute-speech was recorded for each participant. 
Having the collected corpus, the next procedure was to rate them against Arabic standard grammar. Rating includes four processes: Description, analysis and assessment. 
Conclusions: Outcomes made from the issues addressed in this paper can be summarized in 
the fact that ASL learners face many grammatical difficulties when studying Arabic word 
order, tenses and aspects, function words, subject-verb agreement, verb form, active-passive 
voice, global and local errors, processes-based errors including addition, omission, 
substitution or a combination of any of them. 
Keywords :
Grammar, error, oral, Arabic, Second Language, Learner, Applied Linguistics

Date Deposited : 25 Apr 2014 15:13

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Volume 1, Number 2, - 2013 , ISSN 2325-0887

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