The Importance of Phonological Studies to Nigerian Learners of Arabic


Abstract The Importance of Arabic Phonological Studies to Nigerian Learners of Arabic Foreign language learning has become in recent time a very important academic and professional pursuit. This is in recognition of the position and rule of language in the globalized world. Of all levels of language, the phonological level seems to be most important considering the fact that language is basically a speech which mastery is first and foremost based on correct pronunciation of the language. While this assertion is true of any language, Arabic is probably unique in having phonological consideration at all levels, be it syntactical, structural, and morphological levels. This study intends to consider areas of importance of phonology in the teaching and learning of Arabic by Nigerians. The following issues are therefore studied. These include 1.Importance of phonology in foreign language learning 2.Position of phonology in Arabic morphology 3.Position of phonology in Arabic rhetoric 4. Position of phonology in Arabic syntax, and 5. Methods of teaching Arabic phonology to Nigerian learners of Arabic. The study is concluded with summary and recommendations.

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Hamzat I. AbdulRaheem, Kwara State University, Nigeria

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Conference: IICLL2015
Stream: Language education

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