SemTalk דף הבית ألصفحة الرئيسية

Studies on Arabic



This bibliographic list was compiled by Dr. Fatima Badry, Dept. of English, American University of Sharja, Sharja

Dr. Badry's e-mail address:

[The list was initially posted on Info-Childes on January 23rd, 2009]

Abdulla, F. & M. Crago. 2008. Verb morphology defects in Arabic-speaking children with specific language impairment. Applied Psycholinguistics 29:315-340.

Abdullah, F. 2002.  Specific language impairment in Arabic-speaking children: deficits in morphosyntax.  Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Canada

Al-Buainain, H. 2003. Developmental stages of the acquisition of negation and interrogation by children native speakers of Qatari dialect. Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science 25: 9-45.

Aljenaie, K. 2001.  The emergence of tense and agreement in Kuwaiti Arabic child language.  PhD thesis, The University of Reading., UK.

Aljenaie, K. 2008. Negation in early Kuwaiti Arabic child language. Arab Journal for the Humanities, 26,102.  Kuwait: Kuwait University.

Aljenaie, K. & Farghal, M. (in press). Comprehension of three word orders in Kuwaiti Arabic child language. Journal of Language Sciences. Elsevier.

Amayreh, Mousa and Alice Dyson. 2000. Phonetic inventories of young Arabic-speaking children. Clinical linguistics and phonetics. 14,3:193-215.

Amayreh, Mousa. 2003. Completion of the consonant inventory of Arabic. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research. 46:517-529. Arab Journal for the Humanities, 26,102.  Kuwait: Kuwait University.

Badry, F. 2004. Acquiring the Arabic lexicon: Evidence of productive strategies and pedagogical implications.  Bethesda, MD: Academica Press.

Badry, F. 2005. Acquisition of Arabic word formation: A multi path approach. In Alhawary, M. & Benmamoun, E. (eds). Perspectives in Arabic Linguistics Series XVII- XVIII.

Badry, F. 2006. First language acquisition. In Encyclopedia of Arabic language and literature. Vol 2. Leiden: Brill.

Berman, R.A. & D. Ravid. 2000. Acquisition of Israeli Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic: A review of current research. Hebrew Studies, 41, 7-22.

Costa, J., & Friedmann, N. 2007 (December). Hebrew and Arabic children going Romance:The acquisition of subject verb order in Hebrew, Palestinian Arabic, Spanish, and European Portuguese. Presented at Going Romance: Twenty-First Symposium on Romance Linguistics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Friedmann, N. 2003 (October). Functional categories in Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic: a view from agrammatism. Presented at the Semitic Linguistics within Contemporary Approaches conference, Florida, USA.

Friedmann, N. 2008 (May). Results on Wh questions and relative clauses in Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic. Presented at the COST A33 meeting, Crosslinguistically robust stage of children's linguistic performance, Warsaw, Poland.

Friedmann, N. 2008 (September). Elicitation of relative clauses in Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic. Presented at the COST A33 meeting, Crosslinguistically robust stage of children's linguistic performance, Aalborg, Denmark.

Levin, I. Saeigh-Haddad, E. Hende, N.  Ziv, M. 2008. Early literacy in Arabic: An intervention study among Israeli Palestinian kindergartners. Applied Psycholinguistics 29, 413-436.

Friedmann, N & Manar Haddad. The Comprehension of Sentences Derived by Syntactic Movement in Palestinian Arabic-Speaking Children with Hearing Impairment (manuscript from author)

Friedmann, N. & Jo‹o Costa Acquisition of SV and VS Order in Hebrew, European Portuguese, Palestinian Arabic, and Spanish (manuscript from author)

Moawad, R. 2006. The Acquisition of the Arabic Gender and Number Systems. PhD. Thesis. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

Omar. M. 1973. The Acquisition of Egyptian Arabic as a Native Language. The hague: Mouton (republished by Georgetown University Press, 2007)

Ravid, D. & R. Farah. 1999. Learning about noun plurals in early Palestinian Arabic. First Language, 19, 187-206.

Ravid, D. 2003. A developmental perspective on root perception in Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic. In Y. Shimron (Ed.), Language processing and acquisition in languages of Semitic, root-based morphology. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 293-319.

Ravid, Dorit. and Lubna Hayek. L. 2003. Learning about different ways of expressing number in the development of Palestinian Arabic. First language. 23: 41-63.

Ravid, Dorit  and Rola Farah. 2001.  The early plural lexicon of Palestinian Arabic: A longitudinal case study. ELA. Proceedings. Institut de sciences de l' homme, UniversitŽ Lumiere, Lyon.

Salameh, Eva-Kristina, Ulrika Nettelbladt and  Kjell Norlin. 2003. Assessing phonologies in bilingual Swedish-Arabic children with and without language impairment. Child language  teaching and therapy 19.3 : 338-365.

Zablit, C., Trudeau, N. 2008. Le vocabulaire chez les enfants libanais bilingues libanais arabophones, francophones et bilingues. Glossa, 103, 35-53.