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Motivation and multiglossia: Exploring the learning of Arabic in UK schools

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Motivation has been identified as a core mechanism in promoting achievement in language learning. Scant research, however, has been conducted into this construct in the field of Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL). Arabic is multiglossic—consisting of a spectrum of standard, classical, and colloquial varieties—and has distinct ties to religion, thus presenting a unique case in terms of language learning motivation. This research examines the motivation of UK secondary school students studyi...

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SSD
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Education
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0000-0002-5309-7403
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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