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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Chapter two examines diglossic switching and code-switching, dealt with as a single phenomenon. This introduction to major topics in the field of Arabic sociolinguistics examines key issues in diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and language policies.
No eBook available Amazon. My library Help Advanced Book Search. She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. It is argued that local dialects are vital, dynamic, and rich in their vocabulary see, for instance, Musa ; Frayha Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world 1.
Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Politics. Arabic Sociolinguistics Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Politics Reem Bassiouney This introduction to major topics in the field of Arabic sociolinguistics examines key issues in diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, arabi language policies. On the Arabic language and some of its problems.
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His current research focuses on language education policies, bilingualism, and Arabic in Israel. 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.
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. Process of adaptation to Arabic. The Arabic language and national identity. The major external challenge is the impact of foreign languages, especially English and French, due to colonial heritage and more recently globalization.
It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the general linguist with no knowledge of Arabic.
It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness Language policy and politics 5. For a long time and this is still the case in many circlesStandard Arabic al-fusha was considered the only acceptable written language, while other varieties were delegitimized for M. Linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic vitality: This phenomenon is worth studying because there are nowadays cities mainly in the Gulf states employing millions of foreign workers with many non-Arabic speakers, resulting in pidginized and creolized forms bsasiouney Arabic Abu-Manga ; Miller Account Options Sign in.
Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well as students of sociolinguistics with no knowledge of Arabic will find this volume bassioumey be an indispensable resource. Lang Policy 9: Skip to main content.
Language variation and change 3. Log In Sign Up. Indeed, in various parts of the Arab world, extensive use is made of English and French in higher education and in zrabic linguistic landscape, the latter referring to the visibility of languages on objects that mark the public space in a given territory. A collection of articles presented to Manfred Woidich on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday pp.
She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. The major internal challenges are: Arabic Language and Linguistics. While is true that such a book cannot cover all topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, my impression nonetheless is adabic some have received disproportionate coverage.
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Contemporary rhetoric and the Arabic language. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University.
Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well sociolknguistics students of sociolinguistics with no knowledge of Arabic will find this volume to be an indispensable resource. Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups.
These challenges have undermined the vitality of Arabic and reduced the number of functions it fulfils. Arabic Sociolinguistics is to my knowledge the only up-to-date, comprehensive manual on the whole subject. As such, the study of variation in Arabic has traditionally not been encouraged.
Click here to sign up. 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. Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney Limited preview – Reem Bassiouney explores how current sociolinguistic theories can be applied to Arabic arabiv, conversely, what the study of Arabic can contribute to our understanding of the function of language in society.