Portland State University. Department of Applied Linguistics
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
1 online resource (118 p.)
English language -- Orthography and spelling, Spelling errors, Arab students -- United States
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.
Keim, Deborah Georgette, "An investigation of English spelling problems of Arabic-speaking students" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4172.