New PDF release: Arabic in the City: Issues in Dialect Contact and Language

By Catherine Miller,Enam Al-Wer,Dominique Caubet,Janet C.E. Watson

Filling a spot within the literature at present to be had at the subject, this edited assortment is the 1st exam of the interaction among urbanization, language edition and language switch in fifteen significant Arab towns.

The Arab international provides very differing kinds and levels of urbanization, from good validated outdated capital-cities akin to Cairo to new rising capital-cities corresponding to Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous sorts of nationwide development. it truly is those city settings which increase questions in regards to the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the tactics of standardization end result of the coexistence of competing linguistic types. subject matters 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 vast collection of case experiences from around the Arab global and that includes contributions from top city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this ebook provides a clean method of our knowing of the interplay among language, society and house. As such, the e-book will entice the linguist in addition to to the social scientist in general.

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