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dc.contributor.advisor Taha, Zeinab Saleh, Moustafa 2017-07-09T12:40:51Z 2017-07-09T22:00:12Z Summer 2017 en_US 2017-07-09
dc.description.abstract Does the existence of different Arab communities formulate a challenge in understanding its Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) variations? The question remains open to analogy. This research attempts to answer this issue through the study of lexicon variation in Egypt, Lebanon & Morocco. Even though the lexical variation exists historically, researchers are still in contradiction whether the MSA is the one bridge of communication among the Arabs or does each and every community has its own lexicons? A concurrent design of mixed research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, is carried to investigate the extent of this lexical variation. So, upon running a questionnaire and an interview to Egyptian, Lebanese and Moroccan citizens, the lexical items were found to remain well understood as the basic means of communication. This research exhibits that lexical variation is a phenomenon in MSA used in Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This thesis is dedicated to my father, Eng. Saleh Atteya. I owe him a great debt of gratitude. He has done a lot for me.This thesis would never have been possible without the keen assistance, support and supervision of my very dear Dr. Zeinab Taha. Her act of heart in assisting and supporting me is beyond any description words may provide. I would also like to thank Dr. Mona Kamel for her kind and continuous assistance and supervision. Dr. Dalal A. El Seoud detailed advice and revision was critical to the completion of this research, Thank you. I am also very grateful to my colleagues for their support: Sarah A. Goukh, Sameh El Moghazy, Heba El Ramly and Hassanein Younis. en_US
dc.format.extent 120 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Lexical variation en_US
dc.subject Egyptian en_US
dc.subject Lebanese en_US
dc.subject Moroccan en_US
dc.subject written Arabic en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Lexical variation in news headlines: A comparative study of Egyptian, Lebanese and Moroccan written Arabic en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Arabic Language Institute en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kamel Hassan, Mona
dc.contributor.committeeMember Yassin Abu El Seoud, Dalal

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