‘Not enough research on how brain processes Arabic’

Experts say Arabic is a complex language that might have a role in delaying the onset of neurodegenerative diseasesAbu Dhabi: Far too little research is done on how the human brain learns and processes the Arabic language, despite it being the fourth most widely spoken language across the world, experts have said.Such research could help linguists and educators promote and preserve Arabic, which is processed very differently from English, Dr Sami Boudelaa, associate professor of linguistics at UAE University, told Gulf News.“Even though there about 280 million Arabic native speakers at present, there is currently no university department or research centre in the Arab World that focuses on the psycholinguistics of Arabic. Understanding this field is, however, key to promoting a language that is structured very differently from most other…


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