Language Contact and Language Conflict in Arabic / Edition 1

Language Contact and Language Conflict in Arabic / Edition 1

by Aleya Rouchdy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700713794

ISBN-13: 9780700713790

Pub. Date: 01/06/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book contains 17 studies by leading international scholars working on a wide range of topics in Arabic socio-linguistics, divided into four parts. The studies in Part 1 address questions of national language planning in a diglossic situation, with a particular focus on North Africa. Part 2 explores the relationship of identity and language choice in different

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This book contains 17 studies by leading international scholars working on a wide range of topics in Arabic socio-linguistics, divided into four parts. The studies in Part 1 address questions of national language planning in a diglossic situation, with a particular focus on North Africa. Part 2 explores the relationship of identity and language choice in different Arabic-speaking communities living both within and outside the Arab World. Part 3 examines language choice in such diverse contexts as popular preaching, humour and Arab women's writing. Part 4 contains 5 papers in which variation, code-switching and generational language shift in the Arabic-language diaspora in Europe and the USA are the focus. The collection as a whole provides wide-ranging introduction to key areas of current research, which will be of interest to the general sociolinguist as well as the Arabic language specialist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700713790
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/06/2003
Series:
Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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