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1991

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Portland State University

Arab students -- United States

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An Investigation Of English Spelling Problems Of Arabic-Speaking Students, Deborah Georgette Keim Jan 1991

An Investigation Of English Spelling Problems Of Arabic-Speaking Students, Deborah Georgette Keim

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In this two-part study, English spelling errors of Arabic speaking students are investigated. Specifically, an empirical study is done to document and investigate exactly what kinds of English spelling errors Arabic-speaking students actually make. Then these data are analyzed. and spelling error patterns are discovered. Next. a study is done to determine if the presence of spelling errors in written work has a significant negative effect on readers' evaluations of this writing.