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Name of Institution :UNC Chapel Hill
Paper Introduction :This study aimed to recognize the common spelling mistakes in the writings of Arabs on facebook.
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Common writing mistakes for native Arabic speakers on facebook. This study aimed to recognize the common spelling mistakes in the writings of Arabs on facebook. Edward Vockell (1989) mentioned that writing in Arabic, that is an easy skill for native speakers of Arabic, is found to be a hard skill for second language (L2) learners of Arabic. The studies of Mohammad Abu Al-Rub (2007), Rhab Abdalla (2013), and Sadeq Al-Yaari (2013)reported various writing errors committed by nonnative Arabic speakers and provided possible explanations for them. However, findings of my study indicated that native Arabic speakers made writing mistakes that were different from non-natives’ errors.