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A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East / Edition 1
     

A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East / Edition 1

by Julia A. Clancy-Smith, Charles Tripp, Yasir Suleiman
 

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ISBN-10: 0521546567

ISBN-13: 9780521546560

Pub. Date: 10/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Yasir Suleiman considers national identity in relation to language, the way in which language can be manipulated to signal political, cultural or historical difference. As a language with a long-recorded heritage spoken by the majority of peoples in the Middle East, Arabic is a particularly appropriate language to study and provides a penetrating means of exploring

Overview

Yasir Suleiman considers national identity in relation to language, the way in which language can be manipulated to signal political, cultural or historical difference. As a language with a long-recorded heritage spoken by the majority of peoples in the Middle East, Arabic is a particularly appropriate language to study and provides a penetrating means of exploring the conflicts of the Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521546560
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Studies Series , #19
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Language, power and conflict in the Middle East; 3. When language and dialects collide: standard Arabic and its 'opponents'; 4. When dialects collide: on the banks of the River Jordan; 5. When languages collide: between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean sea; 6. Language and conflict in the Middle East: a conclusion.

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