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Arabic and the Problem of Diglossia
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This paper speaks about Arabic and the problem of diglossia. In the ...

This paper speaks about Arabic and the problem of diglossia. In the paper, the author discusses the place of Arabic in the world of languages. The author also speaks about some of the aspects that make Arabic a difficult language to learn for speakers of Indo-European languages and discusses the problem of diglossia in modern Arabic. Ultimately, he makes a proposal on a possible way to teach Arabic that directly addresses the diglossia issue.

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Perspectives on Arabic Diglossia
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This concise and informative article about Arabic diglossia describes how Arabic is ...

This concise and informative article about Arabic diglossia describes how Arabic is produced and consumed at two levels: the formal level of fusha, used in classical texts and international media, and the dialects that are spoken and used for communication and recreation in daily life. The author describes the origin of diglossia, the levels of Arabic that exist in the modern world, and raises question about the future of MSA and the international dialects.

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