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Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and the Role of Orthography

  title={Lexical Borrowing in Arabic and the Role of Orthography},
  author={Sami Abdullah Hamdi},
Explanations of how loanwords are adapted and integrated in the recipient language center mainly on phonological and morphological accounts. There are various factors that mediate the adaptation process and worth further investigation. Upon the review of literature, it was observed that some loanwords have multiple written forms in Arabic. A study was conducted on 13 Arabs bilingual in English to examine the roles of orthography on loanwords adaptation by bilinguals. The results revealed a… 
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