The present study aimed to identify the impact of foreign housemaid onOmani child’s language, by exploring different language influencing aspects.To achieve the aim of the study, the researcher prepared a questionnaire addressedto some parents, which included different affecting language aspectsof foreign housemaid on Omani child’s language. The size of sample was 172males and females. After analyzing the data, the results of the study indicatedthat the Omani child is affected by the housemaid by incorporating somewords of their own language with Arabic words in a conversation, in additionto the incorrect pronunciation of some Arabic letters. In contrast, resultsindicated, a low effect in the distinction of numbers, and delayed talking inArabic to advanced age levels. The results also indicated that there were statisticallysignificant differences in determining the impact of housemaid onOmani child between males and females in the following aspects: isolationand shame of verbal interaction with others, and delayed communication inArabic to advanced age levels, and in the imitation of housemaids in theirgestures in expressing their different needs, and the slowness in the stages oflanguage development. All these differences were in favor of males. Accordingto the results of the study, the researcher presented a set of recommendations,which focused on increasing the community awareness of the dangersof maid’s affect in collaboration with various media, and activating the roleof the teacher in the treatment of some aspects of the speech by creating appropriateeducational environment for the child
Al Muntheri, Riya Salem
"The Impact of Foreign Housemaid on Omani Child’s Language from the Perspective of Parents,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol1/iss3/5