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The Interference of Arabic Prepositions in Emirati English

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ESERP Business and Law School, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, University Complutense of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Academic Editors: Claus Jacob and Leo Depuydt
Received: 17 February 2021 / Revised: 23 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
The bond between England and the UAE date back to over 220 years ago. This article explored the interference of Arabic prepositions in the English used in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and their occurrences in light of gender and level of education, two important social variables related to linguistic behavior. To do so, participants translated 20 sentences in Arabic into English as well as filled in 30 gaps in sentences in English with the missing prepositions. We also experimented how musical intelligence improved the Emiratis’ performance regarding prepositions. An experiment was carried out to verify if participants from the experimental group, who received training on prepositions through music, obtained better results compared to the control group, who received training through a more traditional way (by listening to the instructor and repeating). View Full-Text
Keywords: multiple intelligences; musical intelligence; grammar; prepositions; contrastive; comparative; linguistics; L2 acquisition; training; Emirati English; Arabic dialects; autism; savant syndrome multiple intelligences; musical intelligence; grammar; prepositions; contrastive; comparative; linguistics; L2 acquisition; training; Emirati English; Arabic dialects; autism; savant syndrome
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Ribeiro Daquila, J.P. The Interference of Arabic Prepositions in Emirati English. Sci 2021, 3, 19. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sci3020019

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Ribeiro Daquila JP. The Interference of Arabic Prepositions in Emirati English. Sci. 2021; 3(2):19. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sci3020019

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Ribeiro Daquila, Jean P. 2021. "The Interference of Arabic Prepositions in Emirati English" Sci 3, no. 2: 19. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sci3020019

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