Kezhaya relied on signage to determine where English, Arabic and French were most prevalent. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Alice Kezhaya grew up speaking English, Arabic and French, so it's no surprise that once she reached university, her research turned toward multilingualism.The AUB senior recently presented her ongoing linguistic study of Hamra and the surrounding neighborhoods, where she found that while English dominated the main street, "pockets of Arabic" continued to exist along the side streets and alleyways. Kezhaya relied on signage to determine where English, Arabic and French were most prevalent and then created a map of the Hamra area with different colors outlining where each language was sighted.
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