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Linguistic variations and Use of the 21st Century Arabicisation of English Nuha Suleiman Al-Shurafa Associate Professor of Linguistics King Abdulaziz University Faculty of Arts and Humanities Jeddah- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abstract: The study is directly devoted to the analysis of Arabicised-English and goes in line with the x-isation theory (Stockwell 2002). The major claim of this paper is that this English variety as used by professional educated Arabs with good command of English manifests syntactic features that relates to the main structural constraint found in Arabic language and culture. The Arabs' diglossic situation enables them to command 'the hyperstyle variables' and to have a full access to the Universal Grammar(UG) rules. The theoretical framework as developed by Chomsky (1995) is able to capture generalizations as in the following points: (a) the grammars of Arabicised-English are bound by grammatical constraints found in both English and Arabic; (b) Arabicisation of English is as systematic and logical as Standard English; and (c) the difference between the variety of the Arabicised-English and the Standard English is functional that is directly reflected by the Sociolinguistic Cultural Constraints other than the Theoretical Syntactic ones. I. Introduction Even though Arabicisation has not been formally documented, the term and its implications as discussed in this paper goes in line with 'Indianisation', 'Africanisation' and 'Americanisation' of English. These have been documented for many years (Stockwell2002). “Arabicised-English” can be defined from the author’s perspectives as: “the variety of English used by professional Arabs with good command of English. Such variety manifests syntactic features that relates to the main structural constraint found in Arabic language and culture”. II. The x-isation

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