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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In part in response to these challenges, calls are occasionally heard in the Arab world to replace the use of standard Arabic in public domains with local bassiouney or even a foreign language, such as English or French.
Only for sale in the U. Arabic Language and Linguistics. Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world 1. It introduces and evaluates various theoretical sociokinguistics and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data.
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. Language variation and change 3.
Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Politics. 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.
As such, the study of variation in Arabic has traditionally not been encouraged. Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney Limited preview – Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney No preview available – It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness His current research focuses on language education policies, bilingualism, and Arabic in Israel.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. 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. Arabic and gender 4.
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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. 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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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 Log In Sign Up. Remember me on this computer. Lang Policy 9: Chapter five deals with language policies and language education policies in the Arab world.
It is argued that local dialects are vital, dynamic, and rich in their vocabulary see, for instance, Musa ; Frayha 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 major internal challenges are: 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.
On the Arabic language and some of its problems.
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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.
Table of Contents Introduction 1. I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will quickly emerge as the primary text on any course on Arabic in the social world. Chapter three considers variation and change in Arabic in relation to three major theories: 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.
Amara sociolinguisstics reasons, both religious and nationalistic. Reem Bassiouney explores how current sociolinguistic theories can be applied to Arabic and, bassiouey, what the study of Arabic can contribute to our understanding of the function of language in society. 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.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor baseiouney Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. 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 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— It concentrates on structural constraints on switching, the occurrence of switching, and the theories dealing with motivations for switching. Contemporary rhetoric and the Bzssiouney language.
It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data. The major external challenge is the sociolinguistcs of foreign languages, especially English bassiluney French, due to colonial heritage and more recently globalization.
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 raabic 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. A collection of articles presented to Manfred Woidich on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday pp.
Arabic Sociolinguistics is to my knowledge the only up-to-date, comprehensive manual on the whole subject. Variation and change in Arabic urban vernacular. No eBook available Amazon. Structures, Functions, and Varieties. Language policy and politics 5.
Chapter one presents briefly the linguistic situation in the Arab world, introducing diglossia and dialect groups. Chapter four focuses on language and gender in the context of major theories in the field. She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels.