By Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson
Filling a spot within the literature presently on hand at the subject, this edited assortment is the 1st exam of the interaction among urbanization, language edition and language switch in fifteen significant Arab towns. The Arab global provides very differing kinds and levels of urbanization, from good proven outdated capital-cities similar to Cairo to new rising capital-cities corresponding to Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous forms of nationwide development. it's those city settings which bring up questions in regards to the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the procedures of standardization as a result of the coexistence of competing linguistic versions. themes investigated contain: background of cost 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 large choice of case stories from around the Arab global and that includes contributions from prime city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this ebook offers a clean method of our realizing of the interplay among language, society and house. As such, the ebook will entice the linguist in addition to to the social scientist regularly.
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But the reality of language practice is not recognized through ofﬁcial standardization and institutionalization. The ofﬁcial standard language remains MSA and not the national/urban vernaculars. In this respect, the increasing use of mixed styles (MSA-vernaculars) may appear to be a non-institutional, non-guided tentative move towards the expansion/diffusion and future standardization of the vernaculars. For the time being, the conceptualization of an urban standard as a national standard remains a hypothetical construct for many Arab countries.
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Arabic in the City (Routledge Arabic Linguistics) by Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson