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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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The major internal challenges are: Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney Limited preview – For sociolinguostics 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. 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.

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. The Arabic Language Today.

Arabic and gender 4. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Only for sale in the U. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is bassiouney not only to students and researchers of Arabic, but sociolinguisticw to all those who are interested in sociolinguistics in general.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Log In Sign Up. Arabic Sociolinguistics Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, sociolinguisticx 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, and language policies.

Chapter two examines diglossic switching and code-switching, dealt with as a bassiojney phenomenon. While is true that such a book cannot cover all topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, my impression nonetheless is that some have received disproportionate coverage.

Contemporary rhetoric and the Arabic language.

Chapter five deals with language policies and language education policies in the Arab sociklinguistics. I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will quickly emerge as the primary text on any course on Arabic in the social world. She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels.

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Arabic Language and Linguistics. Indeed, in various parts of the Arab world, extensive use is made of English and French in higher education and in the linguistic landscape, the latter referring to the visibility of languages on objects that mark the public space in a given territory.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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. Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups.

Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney No preview available – Language variation and change 3. It will set the standards for the field with its rich insights, brilliant range, and copious examples that make the subject come alive. These challenges have undermined the vitality of Arabic and reduced the number of functions it fulfils. Structures, Functions, and Varieties. Process of adaptation to Arabic.

Arabic Sociolinguistics

It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness Those behind such calls support territorial nationalism, and believe local dialects best serve the needs of Arabs in the modern era. 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.

Remember me on this computer. Against this current, the book under review deals with a number of major themes in Arabic sociolinguistics: 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 introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data.

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Amara ideological reasons, both religious and nationalistic.

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. 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.

The Arabic language and national identity. On the Arabic language and some of its problems. Variation and change in Arabic urban vernacular.

Reem Bassiouney explores how current sociolinguistic theories can be applied bassiuoney Arabic and, conversely, what the study of Arabic can contribute to our understanding of the function sociolingujstics language in society.

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.

The major external challenge is the impact of foreign languages, especially English and French, due to colonial heritage and more recently globalization.

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 Aarabic 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. It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the sociolimguistics linguist with no knowledge of Arabic. It concentrates on structural constraints on switching, the occurrence of switching, and the theories dealing with motivations for switching.

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