Sep 05 2010

Reading Arabic harder than it looks: Israeli researchers

Published by Editor at 12:27 pm under University in the Media

September 2, 2010  Xinhua, People’s Daily Online

A series of recent studies performed at the University of Haifa show that learning to read Arabic calligraphic script is much harder that learning English. The studies compared reading tests given in English, Arabic, and Hebrew, another right-to-left Semitic language also utilizing a system of diacritical symbols. Professor Zohar Eviatar and Dr. Raphiq Ibrahim believe the greater difficulty stems from the visual complexity of written Arabic.

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