Arab World English Journal ( August 2023)                       Theses ID 299              Pp. 1-24
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/th.299

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The Effect of Social Media on Arabic Vocabulary in the Saudi Society

Atheer Mahmoud Alenazi
Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia
Email: Atheer.alenazi@gmail.com

 

 

  

Author: Atheer Mahmoud Alenazi
Thesis Title: The Effect of Social Media on Arabic Vocabulary in the Saudi Society
Institution: English Department, Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Degree: M.A
Subject/Major: Applied Linguistics
Year of award:
2021
Supervisor:
Dr. Abdulwahed Alzumor
ORCid ID: https://orcid.org/0009-0007-7833-0869
Keywords: Arabic vocabulary, Arabizi, code-switching, social media, translanguaging, vocabulary

 

Abstract:
The main goal of this research was to investigate the effect of social media on Arabic vocabulary in the Saudi context and to explore the reasons behind the phenomenon of using English words instead of Arabic words in speaking and writing. In order to achieve the goal of this study, the researcher conducted an online questionnaire with close-ended and open-ended questions. The questionnaire was distributed to 388 Saudi women and men of different ages, genders, and different educational backgrounds. As a result, an obvious effect of social media on Arabic vocabulary was found; social media platforms contributed to the phenomenon by spreading English words in Saudi society. Additionally, various other reasons behind this phenomenon were found by the researcher.

Cite as: Alenazi, A. M. (2023). The Effect of Social Media on Arabic Vocabulary in the Saudi Society. English Department, Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia (M.A.Thesis). Retrieved from Arab World English Journal (ID Number: 299)  August 2023: 1-24.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/th.299

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Atheer Mahmoud Alenazi: holds MA in Applied linguistics from the King Khalid University
Saudi Arabis. Alenazi works at Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. ORCiD ID: https://orcid.org/0009-0007-7833-0869