Dialect, Culture, and Society in Eastern Arabia, Volume 2 Ethnographic Texts

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Overview

Dialect, Culture and Society in Eastern Arabia is a three-volume study of the Arabic dialects spoken in Bahrain by its older generation in the mid 1970s, and the socio-cultural factors that produced them.
Volume I: Glossary, published in 2001, lists all the dialectal vocabulary, with extensive contextual exemplification, and cross-referenced to other lexica, which occurred in the complete set of texts recorded during fieldwork.
Volume II: Ethnographic Texts presents a selection of these texts, transcribed, annotated and translated, and with detailed background essays, covering major aspects of the pre-oil culture of the Gulf and the initial stages of the transition to the modern era: pearl diving, agriculture, communal relations, marriage, childhood, domestic life, work. Excerpts from local dialect poems concerned with these subjects are also included.
Volume III will comprise a detailed study of the linguistic structure of the dialects in their regional context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004144941
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive D. Holes, Ph.D. (1981) in Linguistics, University of Cambridge, is Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World at the University of Oxford. He has published widely on the Arabic language and its dialects, and is a Fellow of the British Academy.
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Table of Contents

General Introduction
Acknowledgements
Volume II: Ethnographic Texts
Introduction: texts and text types
Map 1 and key
Map 2 and key
Index of Speakers and Texts
Language Notes
Abbreviations and Conventions
References
Chapter 1: Pearl Diving
Chapter 2: Agriculture
Chapter 3: Communal Relations
Chapter 4: Marriage
Chapter 5: Domestic Life
Chapter 6: Childhood
Chapter 7: Work
Chapter 8: SawAlif
Appendices
1A Hull shapes of pearling boats
1B Boat parts
1C Sails, masts, and rigging
Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol I
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