1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics

Edited By Enam Al-Wer, Uri Horesh Copyright 2019
    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics comprises 22 chapters encompassing various aspects in the study of Arabic dialects within their sociolinguistic context.

    This is a novel volume, which not only includes the traditional topics in variationist sociolinguistics, but also links the sociolinguistic enterprise to the history of Arabic and to applications of sociolinguistics beyond the theoretical treatment of variation. Newly formed trends, with an eye to future research, form the backbone of this volume.

    With contributions from an international pool of researchers, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of Arabic sociolinguistics, as well as to linguists interested in a concise, rounded view of the field.

      1. Arabic sociolinguistics: principles and epistemology Part 1: Historical aspects 2. The Classification of Arabic and sociolinguistic variation in the pre-Islamic period  3. Variation in Old Arabic  Part 2: Dimensions of variation 4. Regional Variation  5. Confessional Varieties  6. Style and sociolinguistics  7. Traditional dialects  8. Dialect contact and urban dialects  9. Peripheral varieties  10. Arabic-based pidgins and creoles  Part 3: Levels of analysis  11. Phonological and morphological variation  12. Prosodic variation  13. Syntactic Variation  Part 4: Aspects of sociolinguistics in the Maghreb 14. Variation and koinéization in the Maghreb  15. Morphosyntactic variation: focus on Maltese and other western varieties  16. Diglossia and the normalization of the vernacular: focus on Tunisia  Part 5: Language and ideology 17. Form and ideology revisited  18. Ideologies in the manifestations in language contact situations: the case of Arabic-Hebrew in Palestine  Part 6: Applied sociolinguistics 19. Sociolinguistics and the Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language  20. From an MSA-only to a fully integrated Arabic foreign language curriculum  21. Diglossia and language development  22. Language Analysis for Determination of Origin (LADO) in Arabic-dominant settings.


      Enam Al-Wer is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essex.

      Uri Horesh is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics at the University of Essex.