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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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A collection of articles presented to Manfred Woidich on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday pp. It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the general linguist with no knowledge of Arabic.

The Arabic Language Today. 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, nassiouney discourse, language variation and change, and language policies.

Arabic and gender 4. It will set the standards for the field with its rich insights, brilliant range, and copious examples that make the subject come alive.

Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 16 123— Linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic vitality: His current research focuses on language education policies, bilingualism, and Arabic in Israel.

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

Arabic Sociolinguistics

Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world 1. It is argued that local dialects are vital, dynamic, and rich in their vocabulary see, for instance, Musa ; Frayha 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 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.

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Reem Bassiouney explores how current sociolinguistic theories can sociolinvuistics applied to Arabic and, conversely, what the study of Arabic can contribute to our understanding of the function of language in society. As such, the study of variation in Arabic has traditionally not been bassiiuney. 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.

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It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of sociklinguistics approaches to Arabic with empirical data. I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will quickly emerge as the primary text on any course on Arabic in the social world.

Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. Help Center Find soxiolinguistics research papers in: The Arabic language and national identity.

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Log In Sign Up. The major internal challenges are: 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.

Those behind such calls support territorial nationalism, and believe local dialects best serve the needs of Arabs in the modern era. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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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.

Process of adaptation to Arabic. In part in response to these challenges, calls are arabiic heard in the Arab world to replace the use of standard Arabic in public bassiouneg with local dialects or even a foreign language, such as English or French. Skip to main content.

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Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups. It concentrates bassiouneg structural constraints on switching, the occurrence of switching, and the theories dealing with motivations for switching.

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.

Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Sociolingujstics. Amara ideological reasons, both religious and nationalistic. 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. Chapter three considers variation and change in Arabic in relation to three major theories: 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.

Against this current, the book under review deals with a number of major themes in Arabic sociolinguistics: She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as sociolingujstics as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney Limited preview – 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 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.