By Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson
Filling a niche 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 version and language swap in fifteen significant Arab towns. The Arab global provides very differing types and levels of urbanization, from good proven outdated capital-cities equivalent to Cairo to new rising capital-cities equivalent to Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous varieties of nationwide development. it's those city settings which increase questions in regards to the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the techniques of standardization end result of the coexistence of competing linguistic types. issues investigated comprise: heritage of payment The linguistic influence of migration The emergence of latest city vernaculars Dialect convergence and divergence Code-switching, adolescence language and new city tradition Arabic within the Diaspora Arabic between non-Arab teams. Containing a wide collection of case reviews from around the Arab global and that includes contributions from top city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this e-book offers a clean method of our knowing of the interplay among language, society and house. As such, the e-book will entice the linguist in addition to to the social scientist more often than not.
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Dia’s contribution adds to our knowledge of the complex role of Arabic lingua francas in sub-Saharan Africa and multilingual cities such as Ndjamena in Chad and Khartoum in Sudan (Jullien de Pommerol 1997; Miller and Abu Manga 1992). 23 CATHERINE MILLER References to African roots and cultures, sometimes via Black American models (rap and hip hop) seem to be expanding to other countries such as Morocco or Egypt. In these two countries, acknowledgement of an African heritage is advanced by young musicians and artists who want to free themselves from an “oriental” domination.
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