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Introduction: A Language and Its Secrets

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This introductory chapter situates the study in two contexts. First, the two kinds of sources used for the interpretation of Arabic are described. On the one hand are the written Arabic sources which ... More


General Conclusion

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It identifies two facts that render Arabic inclusive in many respects. The first is the non-distinction between Classic Arabic, Modern Standard ... More


Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a bird's-eye view of the linguistic status quo of the Arab world. The first part deals with issues relating to the vertical (diglossia) and the second deals with issues related ... More


“ARABIC” INDEXES AMIDST A NATION AND A NATION-STATE: IDEOLOGIES, ATTITUDES, AND LINGUISTIC REALITIES

Reem Bassiouney

in Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748689644
eISBN:
9780748697083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689644.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines associations or indexes of codes in relation to language ideology and language attitude in Egypt, with reference to concrete examples from public discourse, including talk ... More


Colloquial Moroccan Arabic: Shifts in Usage and Attitudes in the Era of Computer-mediated Communication1

Eirlys Davies

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/9781474421539.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, written by Eirlys Davies, begins by highlighting a reality whereby, for centuries, the gulf between Colloquial Arabic dialects (CA) and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) has been a defining ... More


A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Ahmad Alqassas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433143
eISBN:
9781474460156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book studies the micro-variation in the syntax of negation of Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic. By including new and recently published data that support key issues for the syntax of ... More


The Politics of Identity and Linguistic Unrest: The Case of the Egyptian Revolution

Reem Bassiouney

in Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748689644
eISBN:
9780748697083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689644.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the contestation of identity before, during, and after the January 25, 2011 Revolution. The first section outlines how linguists in the Arab world at large and Egypt in ... 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


Mixed Arabic as a Subversive Literary Style

Teresa Pepe

in Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter shows how bloggers mix of elements drawn from high and low varieties (Mixed Arabic) and foreign languages to develop new literary styles. It adopts Deleuze and Guattari’s theory of ‘minor ... More


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