BETWEEN CULTURE AND LINGUISTIC APPROACHES: ENGLISH VERSUS ARABIC
ENTRE LA CULTURE ET LES APPROCHES LINGUISTIQUES: ANGLAIS CONTRE LA LANGUE ARABE
ÎNTRE CULTURA ŞI ABORDĂRI LINGVISTICE: LIMBA ENGLEZĂ VERSUS LIMBA ARABĂ
Stăncuţa Ramona DIMA-LAZA
Universitatea de Vest “Vasile Goldiş” din Arad,
str. Mihai Eminescu, nr. 15
This paper represents a comparison between the state and importance of the English language and the difficulties the Arabic language entails, as well as the obstacles one may come across when having to learn the written, spoken or grammar patterns of any of the two languages mentioned above. It also provides some background information related to the Arab society and the importance of English in their world. The author highlights the fact that one should never begin to learn a foreign language without having a minimum knowledge about the culture and civilization of that particular nation. The article displays various viewpoints related to how challenging and at the same time accessible Arabic is. It concludes with the indisputable advantages of English speakers, without downsizing the wide benefits speakers of Arabic might have for a deeper mutual understanding and removal of stereotypes.