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 niche within the literature presently 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The Arab global offers very differing kinds and levels of urbanization, from good validated outdated capital-cities reminiscent of Cairo to new rising capital-cities comparable to Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous forms of nationwide building. it really is those city settings which elevate questions about the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the methods of standardization because of the coexistence of competing linguistic versions. issues investigated include:





  • History of settlement

  • The linguistic impression of migration

  • The emergence of latest city vernaculars

  • Dialect convergence and divergence

  • Code-switching, early life language and new city culture

  • Arabic within the Diaspora

  • Arabic between non-Arab groups.



Containing a vast choice of case reports from around the Arab global and that includes contributions from prime city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this publication offers a clean method of our figuring out of the interplay among language, society and area. As such, the e-book will attract the linguist in addition to to the social scientist in general.

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