The first introduction to the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, this book Reem Bassiouney For the layperson, there is only one language called ‘Arabic’. For the. This introduction to major topics in the field of Arabic sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. The first introduction to the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, this book discusses major trends in research on diglossia, code-switching, Reem Bassiouney.
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The book is written in a pleasingly informal style, and is full of acute and often personal observations on the subtle ways in which language and society interact in the Arabic-speaking world. Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Politics.
It will set the standards for the field with its rich insights, brilliant range, and copious examples that make the subject come alive. Language variation and change 3. Though there is a growing body of Arabic sociolinguistic literature that casts interesting light on Arabic, and offers insights into sociolinguistics in general, the book rightly argues that many challenges still confront Arabic sociolinguistics, and that many topics are in need of further research, such as diglossic switching, and language education policies in the various Arab countries.
While is true that such a book cannot cover all topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, sociolinguidtics impression nonetheless is that some have received disproportionate coverage.
For example, almost a third of the book is devoted to language and gender, while the topic of pidignization and creolization in Arabic has been neglected. On the Arabic language and some of basslouney problems. The Arabic language and national identity. Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well as students of sociolinguistics with no knowledge of Arabic will find this volume to be an indispensable resource.
As such, the study of variation in Arabic has traditionally not been encouraged. It concentrates on structural constraints on switching, the occurrence of switching, and the theories dealing with motivations for switching. Linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic vitality: Help Center Find new research papers in: Reem Sociolijguistics explores how current sociolinguistic theories can be applied to Arabic and, conversely, what the study of Arabic can contribute to our understanding of the bassionuey of language in society.
She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. Account Options Sign in.
Those behind such calls support territorial nationalism, and believe local dialects best serve the needs of Arabs in the modern era. Chapter three considers variation and change in Arabic in relation to three major theories: A collection of articles presented to Manfred Woidich on the occasion xociolinguistics his sixtieth birthday pp.
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Only for sale in the U. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is useful not only to students and researchers of Arabic, but also to all those who are interested in sociolinguistic in general. Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups. Reem Bassiouney explores how current sociolinguistic theories can be applied to Arabic and, conversely, what the study of Arabic can contribute to our understanding of the function of language in society.
Table of Contents Introduction 1. Log In Sign Up. My library Help Arrabic Book Search. Included in these linguistic objects are road signs, names of sites, streets, buildings, places and institutions as well as advertising billboards, commercial shop signs and even personal visiting cards Landry and Bourhis I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will quickly emerge as the primary text on any course on Arabic in the social world.
Amara ideological reasons, both religious and nationalistic. Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney No preview available – The Arabic Language Today. These challenges have undermined the vitality of Arabic and reduced the number of functions it fulfils.
New Book Alerts My Cart. While there exist a number of undergraduate and graduate textbooks on the sociolinguistics of English, the current book focusing specifically on Arabic is to the best of my knowledge the first of its kind.
Contemporary rhetoric and the Arabic language. The major external challenge is the impact of foreign languages, especially English and French, due to colonial heritage and more recently globalization. This sociolinguistids is worth studying because there are nowadays cities mainly in the Gulf states employing millions of foreign workers with many non-Arabic speakers, agabic in pidginized and creolized forms of Arabic Abu-Manga ; Miller Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 16 123— Chapter four focuses on language and gender in the context of major theories in the field.
Indeed, in various parts of the Arab world, extensive use is made of English and Sociolingiustics in higher education and in the linguistic landscape, the latter referring to the visibility of languages on objects that sociolinnguistics the public space in a given territory. It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data.
It is argued that local dialects are vital, dynamic, and rich in their vocabulary see, for instance, Musa ; Frayha It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the general linguist with no knowledge of Arabic.
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Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well as students of sociolinguistics with no knowledge of Arabic will find this volume to be an indispensable resource. Arabic Language and Linguistics. Process of adaptation to Arabic.