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Language and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa

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Overview

The question of identity in relation to language has hardly been dealt with in the Middle East and North Africa, in spite of the centrality of these issues to a variety of scholarly debates concerning this strategically important part of the world. The book seeks to cover a variety of themes in this area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700704101
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/11/1996
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Names of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Divided Loyalties: Language and Ethnic Identity in the Arab World 11
2 Language and Identity in Egyptian Nationalism 25
3 Language, Ethnicity and National Identity in the Tunisian Ethnic Joke 39
4 Ethnolinguistic Communication in Tunisian Streets: Convergence and Divergence 61
5 The Construction of Identity in a Divided Palestinian Village: Sociolinguistic Evidence 81
6 Turkish as a Symbol of Survival and Identity in Bulgaria and Turkey 101
7 Turkish as a Marker of Ethnic Identity and Religious Affiliation 117
8 Language and Ethnopolitics in the Ex-Soviet Muslim Republics 133
9 Language and Ethnic Identity in Kurdistan: An Historical Overview 153
10 Language and Identity: The Case of the Berber 165
11 Hebrew and Israeli Identity 181
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