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Arabic Sociolinguistics

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  • Publication planned for: July 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2022
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316633731

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  • Written by four leading experts, this book provides a comprehensive overview of sociolinguistic variation and linguistic change in Arabic. It introduces sociolinguistic theory, methods, and data step-by-step, using accessible language and extensive examples throughout. Topics covered include sociolinguistic methodology, social variables, language change, spatial variation, and contact and diffusion. Each topic is explained and illustrated using empirical data drawn from a wide array of Arabic-speaking communities in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as other parts of the world where Arabic is or was spoken, to provide a rich resource of individual dialects, as well as a comparative view of variation in Arabic. Each chapter also contains annotated suggestions for further reading and elaborate exercises. It is an essential resource for students studying Arabic in its social context, as well as anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of variation in Arabic.

    • Introduces sociolinguistic theory, methods and data step-by-step, using accessible language and extensive examples throughout
    • Provides a diverse dataset, including a wide variety of Arabic dialects, both major and peripheral
    • Each chapter ends with an annotated list of further readings and a rich set of exercises
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: July 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316633731
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2022
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of figures
    List of maps
    Transcription, symbols and abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Methodology – principles and practice
    3. Gender
    4. Education
    5. Social stratification
    6. Religion and ethnicity
    7. Language change
    8. Spatial variation
    9. Contact and diffusion
    Index of subjects
    Index of places
    Index of names.

  • Authors

    Enam Al-Wer, University of Essex
    Enam Al-Wer is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essex. A specialist in sociolinguistics, her research focusses on variation and change and dialect contact in Arabic. She is co-author of A Grammar of Jordanian Arabic (2022) and co-editor of three books, including The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics (2019).

    Uri Horesh
    Uri Horesh is a sociolinguist specialising in language variation and change and language contact, especially in Palestine. They formerly held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Essex and are a co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics (2019).

    Bruno Herin, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris
    Bruno Herin is a lecturer at INALCO (Paris) where he teaches Levantine Arabic and Arabic dialectology. His chief interest is in the description of Arabic vernaculars and minority languages of the Middle East and in linguistic variation. He is co-author of A Grammar of Jordanian Arabic (2022).

    Rudolf De Jong, Universiteit Leiden
    Rudolf de Jong is Director of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. He specialises in Arabic dialectology and has authored several articles and two books on dialects of Bedouin tribes in Sinai (2000 and 2011). He served as General Secretary of the Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe (AIDA).

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