The basic premise of contrastive rhetoric studies is to determine both: why there are differences among languages in general and to try and reach a conclusion as to how those differences can be mitigated. “The basic premise of…Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis is that language learning can be more successful when the two languages – the native and the foreign – are similar. Some linguists call this situation positive transfer” (Al-Sibai). This idea of positive transfer happens between languages in which the base is similar such as German and English or Spanish and French, but it does not hold for the Semitic languages and the Romantic languages or the Germanic ones. Basic ...
... middle of paper ...
...ike plays soccer
Both sentence constructions are used in Standard and Classical Arabic. Whereas English follow only one sentence construction as it must begin with an entity that does the action in the sentence, subject.
Al-Qahtani, Abdulkhaleq. A Contrastive Rhetoric Study of Arabic and English Research Article Introductions. Diss. Oklahoma State University, 2006. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2006. Print.
Al-Sibai, Dina M. “Not to Be: The Decline of Contrastive Analysis Pedagogy.” 04 Jan. 2011. Web.
Connor, Ulla. “New Directions in Contrastive Rhetoric.” TESOL Quarterly, 36.4 (2002). 493-510. Print.
Connor, Ulla. Contrastive Rhetoric: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Second-Language Writing. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Print.
Thomason, Sarah G. ”Arabic in Contact with other Languages.” University of Michigan. 2009. 23 Feb. 2011. Web.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Smith, B, (2001). Arabic Speakers. In M. Swan &B. Smith, Learner English: A teacher?s guide to interference and other problems (2nd ed.) (pp. 195-213). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Bernard Smith begins his analyses of the Arabic language by listing the diverse countries in the world where Arabic is spoken. He explains the growth of the Arabic language and its importance for the study of the Koran and the followers of Islam. The author discussed the concept of Pan-Arabic language in the use of media and taught in schools.... [tags: English language, Vowel, Spanish language]
1597 words (4.6 pages)
- Contrastive analysis ( CA ) is the systematic study of a pair of languages with a view to identifying their structural differences and similarities between the first language and the target language . Contrastive Analysis was extensively used in the 1960s and early 1970s as a method of explaining why some features of a Target Language were more difficult to acquire than others. Contrastive analysis is concerned with the comparison of two languages for the purpose of translation and foreign language teaching .... [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition, Second language]
1696 words (4.8 pages)
- ... In the beginning of the interview, Brian explained why he studies Arabic by telling his experience in the Middle East in the US military. He found the aspects of Arabic are entirely different from other languages he knew, for example, English and German. The language and the culture are inseparable, and it is difficult to learn Arabic without understanding the culture; therefore, he decided to study Arabic because, "You learn two things at once." However, Jim, who is energetic and speaking fast, has not been to Arab world, but he attended military college for one year and left it for a personal reason.... [tags: language, culture, interview, experience]
665 words (1.9 pages)
- ... Unfortunately, he didn't pay attention to me because he was busy to print some worksheets to his student. After that I went to my mother and I asked her to help me. My mother was glad to help and she told me it is good for me to learn how to write earlier. The first thing that my mother taught me was my name. She started doting my name then I hold my pen and start to joining them. My mother kept repeat this method for several time until my hand get used to write. I couldn't forget that day when I wrote my name without dots.... [tags: arabic, english, communicate]
1004 words (2.9 pages)
- “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages” (TESOL) is a phrase used to represent the teaching of the English language as a second or foreign language to foreign individuals. Going through this topic and the role of the grammar, is basically the rules that govern the art of forming clauses, phrases, sentences, and gives the content of speech, and writing a kind of magnificence. I believe knowing these rules in learning a new or even mother language is really important. The principle of teaching grammar can be viewed like signs on the road, which provide useful information for direction and navigation of the vehicle to the intended destination.... [tags: Second language, French language, Lingua franca]
1854 words (5.3 pages)
- According to the Glossary of Education Reform ("English language learner," 2013), English Language Learners (ELL) are students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effective in English; who often come from non English speaking homes and backgrounds. And who typically require specialized or modified instruction in both English language and in their academic courses. Immigrants make up 13% of the United States population, and within the 13% many people have children who speak their native language.... [tags: ell student, english language, languages]
937 words (2.7 pages)
- The objective of this essay is to determine whether the belief in astrology is a belief in fatalism through an evaluation of the concept of fate officially adopted by the state during the reigns of the Mu’tazilite Abbassid Caliphs al-Ma’mūn (813-833 AD) and al-Mu’tașim (833-842 AD), and the subsequent role of the Arabic astrologer; the term ‘Arabic’ here refers to the language used in academic writings of scholars not their ethnicity. Richard Walzer (1900-1975) argued that within the Golden Age of Islam (8th to 13th centuries AD), the period corresponding to the reigns of the two aforementioned Caliphs in particular, was characterized by increased dynamism in scientific and artistic endeavor... [tags: Arabic Astrology]
3203 words (9.2 pages)
- Does studying mostly in English at university lead to a loss in Arabic literacy and language skills. In fact, there are many point of views around this major issue; education and technology are developing rapidly worldwide and every nation is competing in order to become the best in teaching in English forgetting the side effects that might occur to the native language of the country. English is considered to be the main language that is used worldwide; as a result, in order to communicate with people around the world Arabs have to learn how to speak and write in English.... [tags: loss of language, loss of national identity]
1405 words (4 pages)
- With the power that the internet has been able to retain within the last two decades, words are being introduced to the English language and added to the oxford dictionary on a yearly basis. However, there was a time where words were being borrowed from other counties as men began migrating and exploring different lands. With the increase of movement, there was also a movement of language. This movement molded certain words into different spellings and with time, shifted their definitions. In this paper, I will analyze the way words are introduced into the English language.... [tags: English language, England, Dialect]
764 words (2.2 pages)
- ... The influence of French commenced during middle ages. Today we can perceive how numerous French words have became pulp and seed of Modern English vocabulary. Several words regarding religion, government, legal terms, medicine, military affairs were borrowed during those days and were assimilated in English vocabulary. Religious words like miracle, mercy, grace, passion, charity, sacrament, saint are direct borrowings from French vocabulary. Words regarding legal terms like- judge, jury, bail, perjury, plaintiff, plead, etc.... [tags: languages that make up English]
1891 words (5.4 pages)