Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics

The Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) is a biannual, peer-reviewed, and open access journal devoted to the study of languages in the Arab world from different disciplinary perspectives, including education, language pedagogy, language planning and policies, sociology, psychology, information technology, translation, and speech and hearing.

The Arab world refers to those countries that recognise Arabic as their official language. They cover a large geographical zone, extending from Mauritania in North Africa to Bahrain in the Middle East, with a population exceeding 400 million inhabitants. Though they share historical, religious, and linguistic traits, the Arab countries manifest degrees of linguistic, cultural, and ethnographic variation. Their language policies are by no means uniform, especially when it comes to the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

The journal does not overlook groupings and individuals outside the Arab world who have acquired Arabic as a second or other language. Nor does it confine itself to the contributions of scholars of Arab origin.          

The topics that  AJAL covers include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • First language learning, teaching, and testing
  • First language literacy learning, instruction, and testing
  • ESL language learning, teaching, and testing
  • The interaction between language and literacy in multi-lingual Arab contexts,
  • Language policies and literacy
  • Language and literacy disorders

The aim of the journal is to provide a unified forum for researchers and practitioners interested in applied linguistic issues, with special reference to the Arab context. The journal is in English, but abstracts are also published in Arabic.

The journal accepts contributions in the form of empirical research papers, theoretical papers, critical reviews, and book reviews.  

 



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The Arab world refers to those countries that recognise Arabic as their official language. They cover a large geographical zone, extending from Mauritania in North Africa to Bahrain in the Middle East, with a population exceeding 400 million inhabitants. Though they share historical, religious, and linguistic traits, the Arab countries manifest degrees of linguistic, cultural, and ethnographic variation. Their language policies are by no means uniform, especially when it comes to the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

The journal does not overlook groupings and individuals outside the Arab world who have acquired Arabic as a second or other language. Nor does it confine itself to the contributions of scholars of Arab origin.          

The topics that  AJAL covers include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • First language learning, teaching, and testing
  • First language literacy learning, instruction, and testing
  • ESL language learning, teaching, and testing
  • The interaction between language and literacy in multi-lingual Arab contexts,
  • Language policies and literacy
  • Language and literacy disorders

The aim of the journal is to provide a unified forum for researchers and practitioners interested in applied linguistic issues, with special reference to the Arab context. The journal is in English, but abstracts are also published in Arabic.

The journal accepts contributions in the form of empirical research papers, theoretical papers, critical reviews, and book reviews.  

Announcements

 

AJAL New Indexation With TIRF

 

We are pleased to announce some good news about The Arab Journal of Applied Linguistic.

AJAL has now a new indexation with TIRF_ The International Research Foundation for English Language Education; and hopes to benefit from this indexation, which constitutes an additional advantage to ensure a broader dissemination of the outcomes of our unified forum for researchers and practitioners interested in applied linguistics issues, with special reference to the Arab context, in the EFL community.

 

 
Posted: 2017-02-10 More...
 

Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa

 

Call for papers

 The Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce the call for papers for a special issue on ‘Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa.’
 
Posted: 2016-10-07 More...
 

Reminder of the extension of the deadline of the call for papers on "Graduate Research in the MENA Context: Current Trends and Future Challenges"

 

We kindly invite graduate researchers to submit their manuscripts to the Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (www.arjals.com )

 
Posted: 2016-08-07 More...
 

International Certificate Indexing for the ARAJ

 

Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics 

Impact Factor for the year 2015

 
Posted: 2016-05-08 More...
 

Extension of the deadline of the call for papers on "Graduate Research in the MENA Context: Current Trends and Future Challenges"

 

We would like to thank the people who have submitted their manuscripts for the special issue on Graduate Research in the MENA Context: Current Trends and Future Challenges, edited by Dr Sahbi Hidri, Prof. Salah Troudi and Dr Christine Coombe and scheduled to be published in January 2017.

 
Posted: 2016-05-02 More...
 

"THE DILEMMA OF LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION POLICIES IN THE ARAB WORLD"

 

THE ARAB JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS

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CALL FOR PAPERS

"THE DILEMMA OF LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION POLICIES IN THE ARAB WORLD"

Special issue coeditors: DR ALI RADDAOUI AND PROF. REIMA AL-JARF

 

The Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (www.arjals.com) is pleased to announce a special issue on the theme of The Dilemma of Language of Instruction Policies in the Arab World’.  The anticipated publication date for this volume is December 2017.

 
Posted: 2016-01-31 More...
 

Authors’ Submission Guidelines to the Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (www.arjals.com)

 
Guidelines on how to submit manuscripts to the Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (www.arjals.com)  
Posted: 2016-01-26 More...
 

Language and Literacy in the Arab World

 

The  AJAL call for papers on “Language and literacy in the Arab World” is extended to Saturday, 28th February, 2015.

 
Posted: 2016-01-24 More...
 
More Announcements...

Vol 3, No 3 (2017): READING IN THE ARAB WORLD

Table of Contents

Introduction (Editor-in-chief)

Habib Abdesslem
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Articles

Diane Malcolm
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1-22
Marine Milad
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23-55
Ghada Gherwash
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56-85

Book Reviews

Melanie Gobert
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86-93
Khadija Al Balushi
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94-98