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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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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.

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. 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.

New Book Alerts My Cart. 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 of Arabic Abu-Manga ; Miller I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will quickly emerge as the primary text on any course on Arabic in the social world.

Arabic Sociolinguistics is to my knowledge the only up-to-date, comprehensive manual on the whole subject. 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.

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. It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the general linguist with no knowledge of Arabic. Variation and change in Arabic urban vernacular.

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She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. 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.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness My library Help Advanced Book Search. For example, almost aociolinguistics third of bssiouney book is devoted to language and gender, while the topic of pidignization and creolization in Arabic has been neglected. Those behind such calls support territorial nationalism, and believe local dialects best sociolignuistics the needs of Arabs in the modern era.

Log In Sign Up. Chapter five sociolihguistics with language policies and language education policies in the Arab world. Skip to main content. Language variation and change 3. Structures, Functions, and Varieties. A collection of articles presented to Manfred Woidich on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday pp. It will set the standards for the field with its rich insights, brilliant range, and copious examples that make the subject come alive. The Arabic Language Today. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 16 123— It concentrates on structural constraints on switching, the occurrence of switching, and the theories dealing with motivations bassionuey switching.

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Only for sale in the U. Chapter two examines diglossic switching and code-switching, dealt with as a single phenomenon. His current research focuses on language education policies, bilingualism, and Arabic in Israel.

Arabic Language and Linguistics. Amara ideological reasons, both religious and nationalistic.

Account Options Sign in. 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. Against this current, the book under review deals bassioyney a number of major themes in Arabic sociolinguistics: Language policy and politics 5.

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. 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 Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups.

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Table of Contents Introduction 1. Click here to sign up. 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 sociolinguishics of its kind. Process of adaptation to Arabic.

Arabic Sociolinguistics

It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University.

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Linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic vitality: Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. 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.

She is the author of Bassioiney Functions of Code-Switching in Soclolinguistics 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 While is true that such a book cannot cover all topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, my impression nonetheless is that some have received disproportionate coverage.

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