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Il terzo stadio dell’imparare

Piacere e bellezza del testo ti Tammān Ḥassān

Andrea Facchin    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD



In 1983 the eminent Egyptian linguist Tammām Ḥassān (1918-2011) wrote al-Tamhīd fī iktisāb al-luġa al-ʿarabiyya li-ġayr al-nāṭiqīn bi-hā (Introduction to the Acquisition of Arabic Language by Non Arabic Speakers), an essential work in the field of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, where he theorised his three-level approach for the acquisition of Arabic language by non Arabs consisting of the first level of knowledge, the second of comprehension and the third, the ‘enjoyment level’ (marḥalat al-istimtāʿ). The aim of the study is to shed light on the third level of language acquisition, which allows learners to detect the beauty of a text and results particularly interesting since it considers certain aspects that characterise Arabic language specificity and legacy such as literary taste (taḏawwuq adabī), stylistic embellishments, figures of speech, etc.

Keywords: Didactics of Arabic to non-Arabic-speaking. Tammām Ḥassān. Arabic language. Learning. Taḏawwuq adabī. Arabic linguistics.

Language: it

Submitted: Jan. 25, 2019
Accepted: March 28, 2019
Published: June 27, 2019

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2019/01/002

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