By Catherine Miller,Enam Al-Wer,Dominique Caubet,Janet C.E. Watson
Filling a spot within the literature at present on hand at the subject, this edited assortment is the 1st exam of the interaction among urbanization, language version and language switch in fifteen significant Arab towns.
The Arab international provides very differing types and levels of urbanization, from good proven previous capital-cities akin to Cairo to new rising capital-cities reminiscent of Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous sorts of nationwide development. it truly is those city settings which bring up questions about the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the strategies of standardization because of the coexistence of competing linguistic types. themes investigated include:
- History of settlement
- The linguistic impression of migration
- The emergence of recent city vernaculars
- Dialect convergence and divergence
- Code-switching, formative years language and new city culture
- Arabic within the Diaspora
- Arabic between non-Arab groups.
Containing a extensive choice of case reviews from around the Arab international and that includes contributions from major city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this booklet offers a clean method of our knowing of the interplay among language, society and house. As such, the ebook will entice the linguist in addition to to the social scientist in general.
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Arabic in the City: Issues in Dialect Contact and Language Variation (Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series) by Catherine Miller,Enam Al-Wer,Dominique Caubet,Janet C.E. Watson