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Using wordlists to teach and learn Arabic vocabulary

Haslina, Hassan and Khadijah Khalilah, Abdul Rashid and Mohd Feham, Mohd Ghalib (2015) Using wordlists to teach and learn Arabic vocabulary. In: International Conference on Corpus Linguistics and Technology Advancement, 16-18 December 2105, Hong Kong . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reports on a project that developed a specialized corpus of written Arabic texts in Malaysia and highlights its wordlist. A corpora and sub-corpora made of Arabic textbooks for secondary schools in Malaysia were developed by using Sketch Engine, a corpus software. A master wordlist of all textbooks used in form one up to form five were generated. Apart from that, a wordlist of textbooks for each form was also produced. Based on the sub-corpora of the textbooks, wordlists of verbs, nouns, and particles were generated separately for each form. This means each form has its own wordlists. The aim of this study is to introduce a new approach to teaching non-native Arabic speakers who learn Arabic in a non-native-Arabic speaking environment. Wordlists can be used to engage students in vocabulary learning and to develop their interest to learn words based on its context or to be more specific from their own textbooks. Referring to the wordlists is another way for the teachers and the students alike to check whether the later are picking up the vocabulary that they are expected to learn at a certain level. The wordlists also aid the students in understanding their lessons better. The corpus of this study is aimed at being a source of reference for language research and development as well as in the teaching and learning of the Arabic language. Keywords: Arabic vocabulary, corpus, textbooks

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2462/47571
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Depositing User: Dr Haslina Hassan
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2016 07:04
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 07:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47571

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