Sunday, January 17, 2010

e7na Sal6na !?

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4 comments:

Ghadoorie™ said...

men mta ? :p

uae teach said...

Hi, I'm sorry if you have already received this message bs I REALLY need about 6 or 7 of you 3rabizi writers to complete this study! So, if you haven't responded, can you take 5 minutes and help a brother out?

Hello and As-salam(u) 3aleykum,

My name is Jon Nichols and I am working in the UAE in the field of teaching and linguistics. I am currently studying a phenomenon known as Arabish (also known as Chat Arabic). The objective of this study is to examine the discourse of Arabish as it is used in Arabic blogs.

Should you choose to answer my questions below about you and your writing, I can assure you that your responses will be anonymous and cannot be linked back to you in anyway.

By replying to my survey, you agree to allow me to use your data and/or quotations (anonymously) for publication.



Thank you very much for this very important study on the changing face of English and Arabic.



Sincerely,



Jon Nichols

Lecturer

Emirates College for Advanced Education

jnichols@ecae.ac.ae





Arabish Questionnaire:

1. What is your age?

2. Are you male or female?

3. What is your nationality?

4. In which country do you currently live?

5. What is your occupation? (i.e., student or worker)

6. What is the last level of education you completed?

7. What languages do you speak?

8. What languages are spoken in your home?

9. Do you consider yourself an expert user of English?

10. Why do you write in Arabish?

11. What are the advantages of writing in Arabish?

12. What are the disadvantages of writing in Arabish?

13. Can your parents understand what you write in Arabish?

14. How did you learn to write in Arabish?

15. Do you write in Arabish in other situations? If so, under what circumstances?

16. Do you write in only Arabic script on your blog? If so, under what circumstances?

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