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Foreigner Talk In Arabic

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This chapter introduces the tendencies of simplification and modification used by native speakers of modern Arabic dialects with non-native speakers. It also introduces some of the strategies of simplification and modification. The purpose of the strategies listed is to clarify how modification and simplification work on the different levels of linguistic analysis. The chapter presents Foreigner Talk (FT) modification and simplification strategies in Arabic. This introduction shows the effect of ecological factors on the linguistic output of native speakers, intake of non-native interlocutors and learners, and the final outcome of the learning process such as drawn in the previous chapters. The chapter demonstrates what must have happened in the historical case of learning Arabic in the conquered territories, without claiming that the linguistic features introduced here were similar to the features learnt in the historical case.

Keywords: Arabic dialects; foreigner talk (FT)



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