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Language Construction and Language Symbolism

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/9780748637409.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides a comparative perspective on language construction in the non-scriptal and scriptal worlds. It does so by reference to the symbolic function of language. The use of language as ... More


Introduction

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/9780748637409.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter sets out the overarching methodology and main themes of the book. It deals with the distinction between language instrumentality and language symbolism in the study of language in the ... More


Seven Fault Zones and Beyond: Some Methodological Considerations

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747016
eISBN:
9780199896905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747016.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a critique of some of the concepts, methods and approaches that are used in studying the Arabic language in the social world. The points chosen for discussion provide an ... More


Introduction

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747016
eISBN:
9780199896905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747016.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter sets out the scope of the book and outlines its methodological orientation. It argues that studying language in the social world from a symbolic and quantitative perspective places it at ... More


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