Acquisition of agreement structures by ghanaian Arabic learners : a processability theory study

Other Title(s)

اكتساب تراكيب التوافق اللغوي لدى متعلمي العربية الغائبين : دراسة في ضوء نظرية المعالجة

Author

Husayn, al-Hasan Abd al-Rahim

Source

al-Adab Journal

Issue

Vol. 2021, Issue 137 (30 Jun. 2021), pp.23-46, 24 p.

Publisher

University of Baghdad College of Arts

Publication Date

2021-06-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

24

Main Topic

Educational Sciences
Arabic Language

Topics

Abstract EN

The study investigated acquisition of agreement structures by Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL) learners in Ghana from the Processability Theory (PT) perspective.

Five Arabic agreement structures at the phrasal, sentence and subordinate clause levels of PT's processing procedures were tested in a cross-sectional study.

It aimed to establish predictions about the implicational nature of the processing procedures.

Data were elicited from 15 students of the University of Ghana Arabic learners who were at different proficiency levels.

Grammaticality Judgment Task and Elicited Production Task were used to elicit data.

The result suggested that acquisition of agreement structures by Ghanaian AFL learners develop, generally, according to PT's predictions.

While the study largely conforms to PT predictions, the behaviour of the Noun Predicative Adjective structure in the interlanguage system of participants suggests that factors other than processing constraints may be involved in the processing architecture of the L2 learners in Ghana.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Husayn, al-Hasan Abd al-Rahim. 2021. Acquisition of agreement structures by ghanaian Arabic learners : a processability theory study. al-Adab Journal،Vol. 2021, no. 137, pp.23-46.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1252471

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Husayn, al-Hasan Abd al-Rahim. Acquisition of agreement structures by ghanaian Arabic learners : a processability theory study. al-Adab Journal No. 137 (Jun. 2021), pp.23-46.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1252471

American Medical Association (AMA)

Husayn, al-Hasan Abd al-Rahim. Acquisition of agreement structures by ghanaian Arabic learners : a processability theory study. al-Adab Journal. 2021. Vol. 2021, no. 137, pp.23-46.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1252471

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 43-45

Record ID

BIM-1252471