Abdulkafi Albirini

List of John Benjamins publications for which Abdulkafi Albirini plays a role.


Albirini, Abdulkafi, Eman Saadah and Mohammad T. Alhawary 2020 L1 and L2 transfer to L3 in L3 and L2 learners of Standard ArabicLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 10:6, pp. 745–774
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
Benmamoun, Elabbas, Abdulkafi Albirini, Silvina Montrul and Eman Saadah 2014 Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 4:1, pp. 89–123
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