Rhetorical Transfer in the Writings of Jordanian Arabic-Speaking Students

Yousef AL-Saraireh, Mohammad; Abdelhamiyd Aljeradaat, Hamed
May 2014
Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences;May2014, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p287
Academic Journal
The study aimed at investigating the transfer of Arabic rhetorical features into English by Jordanian Arab EFL students as exhibited in their writings in Arabic and English. The population of this study was the First Secondary Graders in the scientific track in four schools, two for boys and two for girls, in two towns in the Governorate of ALKarak. The results of the study showed that, based on the writings of the EFL students in Arabic and English, all of the investigated rhetorical features were transferred intensively from Arabic into English. The transfer of the rhetorical features in question was ascribed to the influence of the L1 of the Arab EFL students and their culture.


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