List of John Benjamins publications for which Eman Saadah plays a role.
L1 and L2 transfer to L3 in L3 and L2 learners of Standard Arabic Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 10:6, pp. 745–7742020
This study examines the influence of previously acquired languages – namely, Colloquial Arabic (CA) and English – on the acquisition of Standard Arabic (SA) by L3 and L2 learners. It reports on the role of typological and structural proximity in language transfer and whether transfer patterns… read more | Article
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 4:1, pp. 89–1232014
This study investigates heritage speakers’ knowledge of plural formation in their colloquial varieties of Arabic, which use both concatenative and non-concatentative modes of derivation. In the concatenative derivation, a plural suffix attaches to the singular stem (muhandis ‘engineer-sg.’ →… read more | Commentary
Gender differences in VOT production of Arabic/English bilingual children Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the annual symposia on Arabic Linguistics, Broselow, Ellen and Hamid Ouali (eds.), pp. 245–2682011
This study examines Voice Onset Time (VOT) in six (three boys and three girls) pre-adolescent Arabic/English bilinguals. Both English and Arabic have a two-way voicing distinction: English contrasts short and long lag VOT while Arabic contrasts lead and short lag VOT. Due to exposure to languages… read more | Article