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· المشاركة في المؤتمر الدولي الثاني لكلية الألسن – جامعة المنيا "اللغة ، الثقافة، الأدب : بنية متكاملة" ، في جمهورية مصر العربية .

Second International Conference

"Language, Culture and Literature : An Integrated Schema

March 14-16, 2005

 

 

Diglossia in Arabic TV Stations

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The study of language and society took place when the field of linguistics presented a new sub-discipline called sociolinguistics. One of the areas of study in which sociolinguists are interested is exploring language varieties and sub-varieties within the same speech community. They have found out that some languages employ different varieties of language for different situations. Sociolinguists have called such a  phenomenon diglossia, a term which was first introduced by Charles Ferguson(1959),   in which two varieties of the same language are used by the same society for different functions. The purpose of this study is to investigate diglossia in various Arabic TV stations, analyzing the type of variety used and the circumstances under which it is used. In addition, the present study attempts to shed light on diglossia in general and provide an adequate understanding of Arabic diglossia in particular.

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 (1426) نشر البحث أعلاه في مجلة علمية محكمة.

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 ·        المشاركة بورقة العمل التالية في المؤتمر السنوي لمعلمي اللغة الانجليزية في غرناطة ، اسبانيا ، سبتمبر ، 2004  .

ANNUAL ELT CONFERENCE

XX JORNADAS PEDAGOGICAS PARA LA ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLES

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Con la colaboración de la Consejería de Educación y Ciencia de la Junta de Andalucía

 

"DO IT WHOSE WAY?"

 

2-4 September, 2004

http://www.infogreta.org/jornadas/xx_preprograma.htm

 

The Attitudes and Beliefs of ESL Students about Vocabulary Development through Extensive Reading of Authentic Texts.

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This presentation reports on a study conducted about the attitudes and beliefs of a group of ESL learners regarding extensive reading of authentic texts. It attempts to answer a group of research questions relevant to the following points: 1) attitudes and beliefs of advanced ESL students concerning vocabulary development through extensive reading of authentic texts; 2) strategies used; 3) benefits they think they gain; and 4) attitudes and motivation regarding whether they would continue to do extensive reading and recommend it as a means of vocabulary increase.

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في المراحل النهائية من الدراسة التالية التي يدعمها مركز بحوث معهد اللغة العربية.

عنوان البحث

اتجاهات ومواقف بعض قبائل المملكة العربية السعودية حول استخدام ظاهرة الطمطمانية اللغوية

مشكلة البحث

تعتبر الطمطمانية إحدى الظواهر اللغوية التي تتميز بها بعض قبائل المملكة العربية السعودية ، والطمطمانية  – باختصار- هي إبدال أل التعريف ميما مسبوقة بألف (ام) ، حيث يقال في كلمة "السيارة" مثلا "امسيارة" فتحذف أل وتدخل ام مكانها، ومن ذلك حديث "ليس من امبر امصيام في امسفر". تهدف هذه الدراسة إلى وصف هذه الظاهرة اللغوية وتحليلها وربطها بتاريخ تطور اللغة العربية، بالإضافة إلى شرح طرق ومظاهر استخدامها، وبيان مواقف واتجاهات مستخدمي هذه الظاهرة اللغوية تجاه استخدامها.

أهمية البحث

هذه الدراسة تجمع بين علم اللغة التاريخي وعلم اللغة الوصفي وهي من ميادين علم اللغة العام (النظري) ، وعلم اللغة الاجتماعي أحد فروع علم اللغة التطبيقي. بعبارة أخرى ، سيقوم الباحث أولاً بوصف هذه الظاهرة اللغوية ، وهنا لابد من استعراض تاريخ العربية وتطورها وتفرع اللهجات عنها، ومن ذلك مناقشة وضع "اللغة الفصحى" أو "اللغة المشتركة" كما يسميها بعض الباحثين ، وكل ذلك يدخل في إطار علمَي اللغة الوصفي والتاريخي. الباحث ، من جانب آخر ، سيرصد آراء ومواقف واتجاهات وانطباعات  أصحاب هذه الظاهرة اللغوية حول استخدامها ، وخصوصا عند التخاطب مع أفراد من خارج مجتمعاتهم اللغوية، وكما هو معلوم ، هذه الموضوعات تدخل في نطاق علم اللغة الاجتماعي. وغاية دراسة ظاهرة الطمطمانية ، هي خدمة اللغة العربية ، في المقام الأول، وذلك من خلال الربط بين هذه اللغة الخالدة واللهجات التي تنتمي إليها، ويقودنا ذلك بالتالي إلى تفسير الكثير من الظواهر اللغوية وتقديم نتائج تخدم اللغة العربية.

أهداف البحث

1- تعريف هذه الظاهرة ووصفها وتقصي القبائل التي تستخدمها   في المملكة العربية السعودية.

 2- بيان مظاهر استخدام الطمطمانية لدى هذه القبائل ( متى وكيف تستخدمها؟).

 3- استقصاء آراء واتجاهات ومواقف من يستخدمون الطمطمانية في كلامهم وخصوصا أثناء اتصالهم بآخرين من خارج المجتمع اللغوي.

منهجية البحث

سيجمع الباحث بين طريقتي البحث النوعي والكمي  ، حيث  سيقوم أولا بمسح عدد من المصادر القديمة للبحث عن شواهد لظاهرة  الطمطمانية اللغوية من الشعر والنثر ، وذلك لدراسة الظاهرة دراسة وصفية ، وربط ذلك بتطور تأريخ اللغة العربية. أيضا  سيجري المقابلات مع أهل هذه الظاهرة اللهجية ويسجلها، كما سيقوم بمراقبة أحاديث الناس وتدوين ملاحظات حول استخدام الطمطمانية، بالإضافة إلى توزيع عدد من الاستبانات التي ستسهم في إيضاح مواقف واتجاهات وآراء من يستخدم هذه الظاهرة. بعد تحليل البيانات سيكتب الباحث تقريرا شاملا عن الدراسة مبينا أهم النتائج.

 

 

 

 

 

Participating at IUP Annual English conference with the following papers from 2001-2003  

   

An Overview of the Development of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Relation to Second Language Teaching Methods and Approaches

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This presentation provides an overview of the development of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) since the 1960s and up to today. In relation to second language methods and approaches, the overview discusses the development of CALL in general and Network-based Language Teaching (NBLT) in particular. The topic of this presentation is very important for both those interested in the use of computer and those interested in language teaching methods because the presentation sheds the light on how changes in second language teaching methods and approaches have influenced the development of CALL. The discussion of the growth of CALL evolves around three stages: Structural or Behaviorist CALL, Cognitive CALL, and Sociocognitive CALL. In addition, two categories of network are introduced. There will be time for the audience to ask a few question

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How Can ESL Students Learn Vocabulary via the Internet? Try Atomica

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This presentation aims at introducing an electronic dictionary through which second language learners of English can improve their vocabulary in the target language via the internet. Most literature on second and foreign language research concurs that reading is an effective way of learning words. During reading, learners seem to pick up words, while the primary focus of their reading is to understand the general meaning of the passage they read. This approach of developing vocabulary is referred to as incidental vocabulary learning. While such an approach seems to be useful in developing new words in a second language, it can be enhanced when well-determined dictionary definitions are provided. Research indicates that pick-up rates have proven to be higher when a dictionary is used (Hulstijn, Hollander & Greidanus, 1996).

However, while reading on-line, readers are often reluctant to interrupt their reading for constant trips to the dictionary. Nonetheless, with the advent of new technologies in language learning, definitions have become available at the click of a mouse. While reading, consulting a dictionary is no longer a major disturbance of the reading process. It is indeed just a mouse click away. This presentations will explain step-by-step how second language learners can use one of the on-line dictionaries, Atomica, providing  an overview about the diverse features of such a program, which include dictionary and encyclopedia terms, acronyms, technical terms and much more. The importance of presenting such a topic comes from the fact that both teachers and learners of English as a second language are very concerned about how vocabulary can be developed in the target language. The presentation will answer most of their concerns and questions regarding vocabulary learning via the internet. The audience will have some time to ask a few questions. In addition, the presenter will provide handouts. 

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The Effect and Affect of Extensive Pleasure Reading in ESL/EFL

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This presentation defines extensive reading and discusses, in detail, its effect on language acquisition in general and on literacy development in particular, as well as its impact on such variables as attitude toward reading and motivation to read. The presentation also explains the characteristics of a successful extensive reading program, and discusses other issues such as alternative terms used fro extensive reading. In addition, the presenter provides an overview about how much reading should be done before reading can be called extensive reading. Evidence from research on the effect and affect of extensive reading is addressed. Presenting such a topic is very important especially for ESL/EFL teachers who have students with limited reading proficiency or have reluctant readers in their classes. The topic is also important for teachers who are interested in providing students with an enjoyable learning activity which may help improve students’ language and change their attitude and motivation not only toward reading but also toward the target language and culture. There is time for the audience to ask a few questions.

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The Use of Computer Networking Mediums in Second and Foreign Language Contexts 

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This presentation discusses various Computer-Mediated Communication technologies. It introduces different communication tools either in local or wide area networks which make communication and interaction with learners or speakers of the target language very accessible. The two types of communication: synchronous and asynchronous, as well as an overview of related research and practices are focused on. In addition, the presenter addresses how the World Wide Web (WWW) can be used in language teaching and learning. The advantages and disadvantages of using networks in language education are also highlighted. The topic of the presentation is important for those interested in integrating communicative activity and interaction in second or foreign language contexts. There will be time for questions from the audience.

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Second Language Vocabulary Development through Written Context

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This presentation focuses on discussing issues concerning second language vocabulary development through written context. The presenter answers and discusses the following questions:

1) Can reading be a source of second language vocabulary growth?

2.) How can second language students learn words through the context of reading if they do not have adequate words to read in the first place?

3) How much vocabulary should one know in order to read in a second language?

4) How can second language learners gain a large amount of vocabulary?

5) Should they learn vocabulary through explicit teaching in classroom or through incidental learning in context?

The presenter also addresses issues concerning guessing the meaning of words in context, such as factors that contribute to the difficulty of guessing, types of knowledge needed to guess correctly, the procedures of guessing, as well as the ability of less proficient students to guess in context. The use of dictionary accompanied reading is also highlighted. The topic of this presentation is a very important one to be addressed and discussed with educators concerned with second language development. The presenter provides the audience with various types of knowledge about issues in second language vocabulary development that language educators should be aware of. There is time for audience to ask some questions

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throughout Various Historical Approaches and Trends in Second Language Acquisition

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This presentation sheds the light on how vocabulary has been viewed and presented throughout the historical approaches and trends in second language acquisition (SLA). This includes how words are treated in such methods and approaches as The Grammar Translation Method, The Reform Movement, The Direct Method, The Reading Method, Situational Method, The Audio-lingual Method, Communicative Language Teaching, The Natural Approach, as well as the Lexical Approach. Vocabulary is an essential component in language development in general, and a necessary if not sufficient requirement for literacy skills in both first and second languages. However, in second language context, vocabulary still represents a major obstacle for students. The importance of this presentation emerges from the fact that second language educators, especially those interested in teaching and learning the target-language vocabulary, should have a comprehensive knowledge on how vocabulary has been dealt with throughout decades of various language teaching methods. Having a thorough knowledge is the first step in dealing with vocabulary insufficiency with second language students. This presentation provides such knowledge in a comprehensible way. There is time for audience to ask a few questions.

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Attitudes and Beliefs of ESL Students regarding Extensive Reading of Authentic Texts

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This presentation reports on a study conducted by the presenter about the attitudes toward extensive reading.  The presenter describes the attitudes and beliefs of second language students of English toward extensive reading of authentic texts.  The presentation discusses both their attitudes and beliefs about extensive reading in general, and their attitudes and beliefs regarding extensive reading as an approach to second language vocabulary learning in particular.  Through multiple data collection methods, such as interviews, email follow-ups, and documents, nine second language learners in an ESL context have described their attitudes and beliefs concerning their experiences of extensive reading.  This includes, but is not limited to, how they deal with unfamiliar words encountered in texts, what obstacles and benefits they experience, and what they think of reading as a source for vocabulary growth.  The study determines, based on the students’ perspectives, whether a relationship seems to exist between vocabulary development and extensive reading of authentic texts.  At the same time, the study explores the students’ learning experience and their reactions to it.  The findings of this study will be presented where second language educators will be provided with a clear picture about how extensive reading works from the students’ perspectives.  The presenter will provide handouts, and allow some time for questions.

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Local Colors: Contextualizing Teaching, Reading, and Writing

2002 EAPSU Conference

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

October 10-11, 2002

   

Authenticity and Simplification in Second Language Reading

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This presentation defines the two terms: authentic and simplified texts in relation to second language reading.  It provides an overview about the argument by second language educators concerning the definition(s) of both terms, as well as their advocacies of what reading material learners should use.  Then, the presenter provides suggestions about how second language learners can read extensively in various levels with no struggle to get the meaning of what they read.  In particular, the presenter addresses the types of reading material students at different levels of language proficiency should read, as well as the reasons why they should do so.  These levels include beginning, intermediate and advanced.  Presenting such a topic is very important especially for ESL/EFL teachers who have students with limited reading proficiency or have reluctant readers in their classes.  Discussing the suggestions mentioned previously is very crucial in that the suggestions will help language learners select the appropriate reading material to their levels, which will consequently enhance both their reading ability, as well as their language development.  The topic is also important for teachers who are interested in providing students with an enjoyable learning activity, which may help improve students’ language and change their attitude and motivation not only toward reading but also toward the target language and culture.  There is time for the audience to ask a few questions.

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Electronic Dialogue Journals

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This presentation introduces Electronic Dialogue Journals and how they can be used in second or foreign language classrooms.  The presenter discusses the findings of various studies that have explored the effect of using electronic dialogue journals I teaching second and foreign languages.  The benefits of electronic journals over regular paper-and-pencil journals are highlighted in this presentation.  Presenting such a topic is very important for language instructors who are concerned about interaction with or among their students.  The presentation provides ways for teachers to help shy or hesitant students to involve in interaction not only with their instructor, but also with other classmates.  The presenter allows some time for questions from audience.

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Improving Second Language Literacy through the Internet

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This presentation discuses the benefits of electronic extensive reading, as well as the use of E-mail list on enhancing second language writing ability.  In particular, the presentation introduces an approach that combines both extensive reading and E-mail interaction.  The approach is designed to fit the students’ levels of language proficiency, including beginning, intermediate, and advanced, and meet their academic needs.  The approach can work for both ESL and EFL students.  The presenter provides evidence from research about the impact of reading on the development of second language literacy, as well as the advantages of using email list in writing classes.  The purpose of such an approach is to enhance students’ reading and writing abilities simultaneously.  This approach can be easily implanted and practiced in either reading or writing classes as the main focus of a course, an add-on to an existing course, or as an extra-curricular activity.  The audience will be provided with handouts which include more details about the approach.  Also, there will be time for the audience to ask a few questions.

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Designing Survival Communication Skills For Beginners through PowerPoint

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This presentation focuses on the discussion of a project about survival communication skills designed for beginners in either English or Arabic as a second or foreign language.  The project uses PowerPoint to design and present various contexts where different communicative activities take place.  Various situational language skills such as in the bank, asking about direction, getting haircut, visiting a dentist, etc. will be presented.  The topic of this presentation, survival communication skills, is very important in the field of teaching a foreign or second language because of the fact that beginners who travel to another country would encounter unfamiliar settings in which they need to communicate.  This presentation will, therefore, provide a variety of contexts in which a phrase/sentence in the target language, as well as the equivalence in the native language are demonstrated.  Seven different situations consisting of bilingual dialogues will be presented.  The dialogues will appear in written and spoken forms. The importance of this presentation also comes from the fact that the presenter himself is the one who could design this project which means that he can give a general idea about how such a project can be designed.  He will explain some steps through which such a project can be created through the use of PowerPoint in Microsoft Office.  The presenter will bring his laptop and use PowerPoint in this presentation.  The audience will be provided with handouts which include more details about the project and how it works.  There will be time for the audience to ask a few questions.

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