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Saudi Mothers’ Attitudes Towards Their Children’s Bilingual Language Practices in the United States

Abstract The largest scholarship program of its kind worldwide, the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, which began in 2005, allowed any Saudi Arabian citizen admitted into an approved higher education institution worldwide to receive a full scholarship, allowing more than 200,000 students to study abroad. A large portion of the Saudi scholarship students commonly study abroad with their families; either they have young children or are newly married and have children while they are in the United States. Since these children are primarily exposed to English environments in their communities, daycare centers and schools during their time in the United States, they often face challenges to learn Arabic other than at home with their parents. This dynamic... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Alzubaidi, Noor (Author) / Adams, Karen (Advisor) / Prior, Matthew T. (Advisor) / James, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sociolinguistics / children / Saudi / Sociolinguistics / Studying_abroad
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 81 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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