Effects of exposure to literary Arabic on reading comprehension in a diglossic situation

@article{AbuRabia2000EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of exposure to literary Arabic on reading comprehension in a diglossic situation},
  author={Salim Abu-Rabia},
  journal={Reading and Writing},
  year={2000},
  volume={13},
  pages={147-157}
}
Reading difficulties in Arabic in elementary schoolare usually attributed to the diglossia of the Arabiclanguage, whereby the spoken language is totallydifferent from literary Arabic, the language of booksand school instruction. Educators, teachers, andparents still believe that exposure of young Arabicspeakers to literary Arabic in the preschool period isa burden for them, and is not useful. The presentpost hoc study examined the influence of exposure toliterary Arabic of preschool children on… CONTINUE READING

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