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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Help Center Find new research papers in: Reviews “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.
Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well as students of sociolinguistics with no knowledge of Arabic will find this volume to be bassioyney indispensable resource.
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It is argued that local dialects are vital, dynamic, and rich in their vocabulary see, for instance, Musa ; Frayha 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 sociolinguistics in general.
She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. Only for sale in the U. Those behind socio,inguistics calls support territorial nationalism, and believe local dialects best serve the needs of Arabs in the modern era.
She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching sociolnguistics Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. Language variation and change 3.
Conspicuous in its absence too is the above-mentioned expanding field of linguistic landscape, which offers a fresh look at language as a social phenomenon in the modern world. It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data. Variation and change in Arabic urban vernacular. Due to the diglossic nature of Arabic, and the negative attitudes in the Arab world towards local dialects, it is not surprising that most of the works on Arabic sociolinguistics are written in English and French.
Log In Sign Up. Language policy and politics 5. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University.
These challenges have undermined the vitality of Arabic and reduced the number of functions it fulfils. It concentrates on structural constraints on switching, the occurrence of switching, and the theories dealing with motivations for switching. Chapter three considers variation and change in Arabic in relation to three major theories: 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 It sciolinguistics and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations sociloinguistics these approaches to Arabic with empirical data.
The enthusiasm of the author and the abundant and insightful examples make this a good book to be discovered by readers of traditional introductions into sociolinguistics, which, so this book demonstrates, have as their point of departure a western way of looking at things.
The major internal challenges are: Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups. His current research focuses on language education policies, bilingualism, and Arabic in Israel. While there exist a number of undergraduate and graduate textbooks on the sociolinguistics of English, the current book sociolignuistics specifically on Arabic is to the best of my knowledge the first of its kind.
On the Arabic language and some of its problems. 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.
Arabic and gender 4. Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Politics. Structures, Functions, and Varieties. Process of adaptation to Arabic. Chapter four focuses on language and gender in the context of major theories in the field. Table of Contents Introduction 1.