Language and Society in the Middle East and North Africa : Studies in Variation and Identity / Edition 1

Language and Society in the Middle East and North Africa : Studies in Variation and Identity / Edition 1

by Yasir Suleiman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700710787

ISBN-13: 9780700710782

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book investigates issues of central importance in understanding the role of language in society in the Middle East and North Africa. In particular, it covers issues of collective identity and variation as they relate to Arabic, Berber, English, Persian and Turkish in the fields of gender, national affiliation, the debate over authenticity and modernity,

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Overview

This book investigates issues of central importance in understanding the role of language in society in the Middle East and North Africa. In particular, it covers issues of collective identity and variation as they relate to Arabic, Berber, English, Persian and Turkish in the fields of gender, national affiliation, the debate over authenticity and modernity, language reforms and language legislation. In addition, the book investigates how some of these issues are realized in the diaspora at both the micro and macro levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700710782
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Names of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Language and Political Conflict in the Middle East: A Study In Symbolic Sociolinguistics10
2Why do Different Variables Behave Differently? Data from Arabic38
3Sociolinguistic Reflexes of Socio-Political Patterns in Bethlehem: Preliminary Studies58
4Hebrew and English Borrowings in Palestinian Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Study in Lexical Integration and Diffusion81
5Pronouns and Self Presentation in Public Discourse: Yasser Arafat as a Case Study104
6Language Choice, Language Policy and the Tradition-Modernity Debate in Culturally Mixed Postcolonial Communities: France and the 'Francophone' Maghreb as a Case Study122
7The Status of Berber: A Permanent Challenge to Language Policy in Morocco137
8Comparative Perspectives on Language Planning in Iran and Tajikistan154
9The Story of a Failed Attempt: 1997 Draft Bill on the Correct Use of Turkish Language175
10Gender in a Genderless Language: The Case of Turkish190
11The Sociolinguistic Connotations of /p/ and /v/ in Cairo Arabic204
12Language and Diaspora: Arabs, Turks and Greeks217
13Sociolinguistic Meaning in Code-Switching: The Case of Moroccans in Edinburgh234
14The Arabic Proverb and the Speech Community: Another Look at Phatic Communion259

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