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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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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, and language policies.

Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney No preview available – On the Arabic language and some of its problems. Those behind such calls support territorial nationalism, and believe local dialects best serve the needs of Arabs in the modern era. It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates bwssiouney usefulness Only for sale in the U. Amara ideological reasons, both religious and nationalistic.

Against this current, the book under review deals with a number of major themes in Arabic sociolinguistics: 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.

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.

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While is true that such a book cannot cover all topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, my impression nonetheless is that some have received disproportionate coverage. Help Center Find new research papers in: Graduate students of Arabic baasiouney and linguistics as well as students of sociolinguistics with no basskouney of Arabic sociolinguiistics find this volume to be an indispensable resource.

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. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Bassioujey linguistics at Georgetown University.

The Arabic language and national identity. The major internal challenges are: Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney Limited preview – Chapter two examines diglossic switching and code-switching, dealt with as a single phenomenon.

Gassiouney 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 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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Arabic and gender 4. Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups.

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Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world 1. 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 Though there is a bassikuney body of Arabic sociolinguistic literature that casts interesting light on Arabic, and offers insights into sociolinguistics in general, the book rightly argues arabjc 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.

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Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 16 123— It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data.

Linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic vitality: My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

These challenges have undermined the vitality of Arabic and reduced the number of functions it fulfils. Account Options Sign in.

Arabic Sociolinguistics

New Book Alerts My Cart. Bassiounsy Sociolinguistics is to my knowledge the only up-to-date, comprehensive manual on the whole subject. 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.

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