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.
|Published (Last):||14 July 2004|
|PDF File Size:||6.43 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.68 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
This introduction to major topics in the field of Arabic sociolinguistics bassiouuney key issues in diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and language policies.
While there exist a number of undergraduate and graduate textbooks on the sociolinguistics of English, the current book focusing specifically on Arabic is to the best of my knowledge the first of its kind. Chapter four focuses on language and gender in the context of major theories in the field. Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. Language policy and politics 5. New Book Alerts My Cart.
Click here to sign up. While is true that such a book cannot cover all topics in Arabic sociolinguistics, my impression nonetheless is that some have received disproportionate coverage.
Chapter two examines diglossic switching and code-switching, dealt with as a single phenomenon. Structures, Functions, and Varieties. In part in response to these challenges, calls are occasionally heard in the Arab world to replace the use of standard Arabic in public domains with local dialects qrabic even a foreign language, such as English or Sociolinguisstics.
Arabic Sociolinguistics Reem Bassiouney Limited preview – Lang Policy 9: It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness Against this current, the book under review deals with a number of major themes in Arabic sociolinguistics: The major external challenge is the impact of foreign languages, especially English and French, due to colonial heritage and more recently globalization. Linguistic landscape and ethnolinguistic vitality: Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well as students of sociolinguistics with no knowledge of Arabic will find this volume to be an indispensable resource.
His current research focuses on language education policies, bilingualism, and Arabic in Israel.
She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels. Help Center Find new research papers in: It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the general linguist with no knowledge of Arabic. These challenges have undermined the vitality of Arabic and reduced the number of functions it fulfils. Remember me on this computer.
Arabic Sociolinguistics | Georgetown University Press
Skip to main content. Language variation and change 3.
On the Arabic language and some of its problems. For a long time and this is still the case in many circlesStandard Arabic al-fusha was considered the only acceptable written language, while other varieties were delegitimized for M.
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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Arabic and gender 4. This phenomenon is worth studying because there are bassipuney 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 She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching sociolingulstics Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels.
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.
Chapter five deals with language policies and language education policies in the Arab world.