Arabic Learners' Corpora in Pesantrens for Developing Arabic Language Researches in Indonesia

Nur Hizbullah, Zaqiatul Mardiah, Yoke Suryadarma, Luthfi Muhyiddin, Oyong Sofyan, Ferry Hidayat
2019 KnE Social Sciences  
Arabic corpora in the Middle Eastern countries have showed a considerable increase in availability and quantity. Unfortunately, Arabic corpora outside Arabian peninsula have still been deemed something new. Existence of a rich variety of linguistic products of Arabic language in Indonesia has the potential for the birth of, among others, Arabic learners' corpora. The corpora will provide concrete evidence of abundance and continuity of the Arabic learners' corpora and will lay a sound
more » ... for future Arabic language research and teaching. This study aims at identifying existence of Arabic learning and teaching products as useful raw materials for creating Arabic corpora in Indonesia. Methods employed in this study are conducting surveys to three pesantrens (modern Islamic boarding schools) located in Jakarta, Central Java, and East Java, distributing questionnaires, and carrying out interviews. As for interviews and questionnaires, they are carried out in order to mine substantial data out of the teachers as respondents chosen at random. The study concludes that activities that produce the Arabic learning and teaching products can be categorised into three categories; formal activities in the form of class instructions, non-formal and informal activities in the form of trainings of Arabic mastery. The products of Arabic learning activities vary accordingly, such as the teachers' works, the students' works, and popular works. The Arabic linguistic products are commonly identified as hand-written texts, which still must be processed digitally in order to be corpora materials, due to lackness of Arabic linguistic products that had been digitalized.
doi:10.18502/kss.v3i19.4922 fatcat:c6eh5s6yfbbnvbusymu2qxt3wa