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Framing Arabic: Paratexts, Poetry and Language Ideology

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter continues the exploration of the notions of construction, language symbolism, language conflict and language as proxy through an examination of paratexts and poetic compositions. ... More


The Territory of Language: From Art to Politics

Scott Spector

in Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the relation between a proliferation of philosophical and literary reconsiderations of the status of language and the context of a multiethnic empire vexed by language ... More


Paradoxes of Engagement with Irish Language Community Management, Practice, and Ideology

Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Since gaining independence in 1922, the Irish Government’s pro-Irish language policy has gone through several stages of development, moving from openly coercive maintenance strategies in designated ... More


‘Arabic is Under Threat’: Language Anxiety as a Discourse on Identity and Conflict

Ashraf Abdelhay and Sinfree Makoni

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, jointly written by Ashraf Abdelhay and Sinfree Makoni, lays out a series of critical reflections on the discourses of language anxiety that characterise Arabic as a ‘threatened ... More


Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Abeer AlNajjar

Yonatan Mendel (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book aims to shed light on core questions relating to language and society, language and conflict, and language and politics, in relation to a changing Middle East. While the book focuses on ... More


Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment: The Case of Modern Norwegian

Ernst Jahr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748637829
eISBN:
9781474400855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637829.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book conveys insights into the social and political motivations and driving forces behind Norwegian language planning. Norwegian language development from 1814 has, since Einar Haugen’s book ... More


Introduction: Words, Language, Message

Yonatan Mendel and Abeer AlNajjar

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Introduction, co-written by Yonatan Mendel and Abeer AlNajjar, highlights that language – including ones’ verbal and written expression, selected or forgotten terminology, vowels pronounced or ... More


Language Movement and Pragmatic Change in a Conflict Area: The Border Triangle of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo

Nico Nassenstein

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Since the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, the border areas of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been characterized by armed conflict and waves of cross-border migration, which ... More


Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

Florian Coulmas

in Guardians of Language: Twenty Voices Through History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736523
eISBN:
9780191818646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736523.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Eliezer Ben Yehuda, whose native language was Yiddish, immigrated as an adult to Palestine, where he played a key role in the process of transforming what was largely a liturgical language once again ... More


The Violence of Linguistic Cosmopolitanism

Selma K. Sonntag

in The Weight of Violence: Religion, Language, Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453726
eISBN:
9780199085293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453726.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Cosmopolitanism promises to erase the primordial violence allegedly stemming from parochial and national identities. This chapter argues that, at least in its linguistic rendition, it does not ... More


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