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.
Table of Contents
- Arabic sociolinguistics: principles and epistemology. Enam Al-Wer & Uri Horesh
- The Classification of Arabic and sociolinguistic variation in the pre-Islamic period. Ahmad Al-Jallad
- Variation in Old Arabic. Jonathan Owens
- Regional Variation. William M. Cotter and Rudolf de Jong
- Confessional Varieties. Clive Holes
- Style and sociolinguistics. Jonathan Owens
- Traditional dialects. Bruno Herin
- Dialect contact and urban dialects. Ángeles Vicente
- Peripheral varieties. George Grigore
- Arabic-based pidgins and creoles. Stefano Manfredi and Fida Bizri
- Phonological and morphological variation. Aziza Al-Essa
- Prosodic variation. Sam Hellmuth
- Syntactic Variation. Lina Choueiri
- Variation and koinéization in the Maghreb. Leila Messaoudi
- Morphosyntactic variation: focus on Maltese and other western varieties. Maris Camilleri
- Diglossia and the normalization of the vernacular: focus on Tunisia. Lotfi Sayahi
- Form and ideology revisited. Niloofar Haeri and William M. Cotter
- Ideologies in the manifestations in language contact situations: the case of Arabic-Hebrew in Palestine. Nancy Hawker
- Sociolinguistics and the Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language. Peter Glanville
- From an MSA-only to a fully integrated Arabic foreign language curriculum. Munther Younes and Elizabeth Huntley
- Diglossia and language development. Reem Khamis-Dakwar and Karen Froud
- Language Analysis for Determination of Origin (LADO) in Arabic-dominant settings. Peter L Patrick
Dimensions of variation
Levels of analysis
Aspects of sociolinguistics in the Maghreb
Language and ideology
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.