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By Catherine Miller,Enam Al-Wer,Dominique Caubet,Janet C.E. Watson

ISBN-10: 0415762170

ISBN-13: 9780415762175

ISBN-10: 0415773113

ISBN-13: 9780415773119

Filling a spot 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 edition and language swap in fifteen significant Arab towns.

The Arab global offers very differing types and levels of urbanization, from good demonstrated outdated capital-cities akin to Cairo to new rising capital-cities reminiscent of Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous sorts of nationwide development. it really is those city settings which elevate questions in regards to the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the methods of standardization because of the coexistence of competing linguistic types. themes investigated include:

  • History of settlement

  • The linguistic effect of migration

  • The emergence of recent city vernaculars

  • Dialect convergence and divergence

  • Code-switching, adolescence language and new city culture

  • Arabic within the Diaspora

  • Arabic between non-Arab groups.

Containing a vast collection of case stories from around the Arab international and that includes contributions from major city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this booklet provides a clean method of our figuring out of the interplay among language, society and house. As such, the booklet will attract the linguist in addition to to the social scientist in general.

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