This research deals with the concept of hospitality in Pre-Islamic period as reflected in the poetry.
Hence, it consists of the following topics:
1- The banquets and their facilities such as bowls and cooking pots.
2- Guidance of guests by emblazing the fire of hospitality and the barking of dogs.
3- Receiving the guests with a smile.
4- Singing the praises of being generous.
5- Eulogizing the one who receives the guests while composing satiric poems against the one who refuses to receive the guests.
The conclusion of this research pointed out that poems of hospitality were truthful in portraying the reality of the Arab community.
In fact, neither all the Arabs were noble and openhanded nor they were all stingy. It is also worth noting that the hospitality was a social necessity.
This research aims at reviewing the opinions of the academic faculty and administration staff at Yarmuk University and Irbid National University regarding the publications of the Jordanian daily press published in Arabic.
The study revealed that (46.2%) of the respondents read (Al-Rai) daily newspaper as their favorite journal, while (33.7%) prefer reading (Al-Dustur) newspaper, and (20%) prefer (Al-Arab Alyoum ) daily newspaper.
The findings of the study also show that (42.5%) of the respondents of both categories read their favorite newspaper every day. This means that the study sample may read other newspapers in addition to the Jordanian newspapers, to obtain news and information.
The study showed that the income variable wouldn’t affect the readership of the newspaper in general.
The findings revealed that the credibility of the newspaper and its review of recent political books of major importance are factors to attract the attention of the readers, followed by the Palestinian question, the important current affairs in the Middle East and the commercial ads. However, the essays and the analysis of the newspaper come in a priority of the respondents’ concern.
Right-brain/left-brain dominance, Academic level, Family economics, Type of residence, Specialty.
Publication year: 2006
The aim of this research is to investigate the relationship between the right-brain/left-brain dominance and academic level, family standards of living, type of residence and speciality of students. The sample of this study consists of (301) sociology students from (JUST) in the year 2004/2005.
The sample students were from six faculties at JUST. This study is meant to examine and measure dominance of the right-brain and left - brain hemisphere.
The results of this study illustrated the dominance of the right-brain (48.2%) compared to (41.5%) dominance of the left-brain, whereas the parallel dominance is only (10.3%).
The study concludes with recommendations to activate the functions of right-brain and make more studies on hemispheric dominance among different ages and cultures. It is also recommended that different types of measuring instruments of brain dominance are to be prepared to increase the cooperation among scientists, neurologists and researchers in the field.
This study tries to explore the nature of the phonetical stages for the voiceless stops: the stage of closure, the stage of pressure (obstruction) and the stage of explosion through their formation, connection together and completion from both the pronunciation side and the auditory one. Also, it explores the effects on some neighboring linguistic sounds in different contexts. The researcher adopted a method based on tracing the steps of the voiceless stop pronunciation in the context of linkage, as when a stop is followed by a consonant (whether or not it is of the same kind) or with diactrical mark or semi-diacritical one and finally on the context of the stoppage on the voiceless stop. In addition, the researcher shows the forms of pronouncing this stop in these contexts and their effect on the coming sounds.
The researcher concludes that pronunciation of the voiceless stops in the Arabic language differs according to their contextual debate so far as their formation, stage-completion and connections are concerned. In addition, the researcher concludes that these stages have an impact on the following linguistic sounds in their sonic contexts.