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Arabic Sociolinguistics : Issues and Perspectives - Yasir Suleiman

Arabic Sociolinguistics

Issues and Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 17th January 1995
ISBN: 9780700703074
Number Of Pages: 292

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A coherent and stimulating survey of current research.

Names of Contributors
Nationalism and the Arabic Language: A Historical Overviewp. 3
Algeria: Language, Nation and Statep. 25
Language Loyalty: The Case of Algerian Immigrants' Children in Francep. 43
Discriminating Texts: Orthographic Marking and Social Differentiation in the Court Records of Ottoman Damascusp. 57
"What's in a Name?": Women in Egyptianp. 81
Generations of Change in Name-Givingp. 101
Talking to Machines in Arabicp. 127
The Metalinguistic Joke: Sociolinguistic Dimensions of An Arab Folk Genrep. 155
Speaking Fusha in Cairo: The Role of the Ending Vowelsp. 179
Attitudinal Reactions to Language Change in an Urban Settingp. 213
The Situation of Arabic in Israelp. 227
On the Definition of Dialect with reference to Yemeni Dialects of Arabicp. 237
Medieval Arabic as a Form of 'Social Contract', with special reference to Ibn Hisham's Mughni al-Labibp. 251
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ISBN: 9780700703074
ISBN-10: 0700703071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 17th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1