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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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.
Help Center Find new research papers in: Linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic vitality: I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will quickly emerge as the primary text on any course on Arabic in the social world. Only for sale in the U.
It is argued that local dialects are vital, dynamic, and rich in their vocabulary see, for instance, Musa ; Frayha 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.
Lang Policy 9: Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney Limited preview – Chapter three considers variation and change in Arabic in relation to three major theories: The book is written in a pleasingly informal style, and is full of acute and often personal observations on the subtle ways in aarbic language and society interact in the Arabic-speaking world.
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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 and sociolinghistics identity. 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.
Indeed, in various parts of the Arab world, extensive bassionuey 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.
New Book Alerts My Cart. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.
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Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well as students of sociolinbuistics 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 It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data. Log In Sign Up.
Reem Bassiouney: Arabic Sociolinguistics | Muhammad Amara –
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. 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 His current research focuses on language education policies, bilingualism, and Arabic in Israel.
It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the general linguist with no knowledge of Arabic. The major internal challenges are: Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Politics.
While is true that such a book cannot cover all topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, my impression nonetheless is that some have received disproportionate coverage.
Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 16 123— Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney No preview available – For a long time and this is still the case in many circlesStandard Arabic al-fusha was considered the only baesiouney written language, while other varieties were delegitimized for M. The Arabic Language Today.