Rabat - The 36th issue of the international journal Languages and Linguistics has just appeared on the theme: "Arabic and Amazigh Linguistics: Implications for Education."
Rabat – The 36th issue of the international journal Languages and Linguistics has just appeared on the theme: “Arabic and Amazigh Linguistics: Implications for Education.”
Prepared by Professor Abdeslam Jamai (Moulay Ismail University, Meknes), this issue includes a set of articles motivated by the growing interest in applied linguistics and the teaching of Arabic and Amazigh languages ??in the Middle East and North Africa. The studies included in this collection explore various linguistic and pedagogical aspects in a comparative perspective.
The articles call for a serious debate for equitable language policy and agreeable language planning in education. They emphasize that it is a prerequisite for any nation to safeguard its linguistic heritage through education. In so doing, the teaching ensures sustainability, preservation and development of national identity and culture.
Adequate language planning, efficient teaching, and proficient methodology are the keystones for such an undertaking. Although Arabic has a great tradition in the field of teaching, the Amazigh language is a newcomer which is still in search of maturity in terms of corpus language planning, standardization, and implementation.
All articles propose to study the problem of linguistic variation and assess its implications for linguistic theory and practical use of languages.
Although the process of language planning is largely the work of decision makers, the latter must give way to academic experts to develop plans and strategies for successful language teaching. Interference based on non-scientific and anti-educational criteria not only damage the educational process, but also undermine the heritage, identity, and culture of the nation.
Languages and Linguistics is a periodic review directed by Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi, professors at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez. The journal is a forum for the scientific study of natural languages, especially languages used in Africa and the Middle East.