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438 pages | 2 Color Illus.
Modern Arabic Sociolinguistics outlines and evaluates the major approaches and methods used in Arabic sociolinguistic research with respect to diglossia, codeswitching, language variation and attitudes and social identity.
Based on the author’s recent fieldwork in several Arab countries this book is an essential resource for researchers and students of sociolinguistics, Arabic linguistics, and Arabic studies.
Acknowledgment Map of the Arab World Abbreviations and transcription conventions List of figures and tables 1. Introduction 2. Arabic varieties and diglossia 3. Methodological considerations 4. Language attitudes 5. Social identity 6.Language variation and change 7. Codeswitching 8. Digital media, diglossia, and language use 9. Heritage Arabic speakers: a different paradigm 10. General conclusion Bibliography Appendices Index