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 the moment 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The Arab international offers very differing types and levels of urbanization, from good demonstrated outdated capital-cities comparable to Cairo to new rising capital-cities corresponding to Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in several kinds of nationwide building. it's those city settings which bring up questions in regards to the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the tactics of standardization because of the coexistence of competing linguistic versions. subject matters investigated include:





  • History of settlement

  • The linguistic impression of migration

  • The emergence of latest city vernaculars

  • Dialect convergence and divergence

  • Code-switching, adolescence language and new city culture

  • Arabic within the Diaspora

  • Arabic between non-Arab groups.



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

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