Reviews "While there exist a number of undergraduate and graduate textbooks on the sociolinguistics of English, the current book focusing specifically on Arabic is to the best of my knowledge the first of its kind.
She is the author of The Functions of Code-Switching in Egypt as well as numerous scholarly articles and three novels.
The enthusiasm of the author and the abundant and insightful examples make this a good book to be discovered by readers of traditional introductions into sociolinguistics, which, so this book demonstrates, have as their point of departure a western way of looking at things.
Reem Bassiouney explores how current sociolinguistic theories can be applied to Arabic and, conversely, what the study of Arabic can contribute to our understanding of the function of language in society. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is useful not only to students and researchers of Arabic, but also to all those who are interested in sociolinguistics in general.
The book is written in a pleasingly informal style, and is full of acute and often personal observations on the subtle ways in which language and society interact in the Arabic-speaking world.
Reem Bassiouney is an assistant professor of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will quickly emerge as the primary text on any course on Arabic in the social world.
It introduces and evaluates various theoretical approaches and models, and it illustrates the usefulness and limitations of these approaches to Arabic with empirical data. Graduate students of Arabic language and linguistics as well as students of sociolinguistics with no knowledge of Arabic will find this volume to be an indispensable resource.
It will set the standards for the field with its rich insights, brilliant range, and copious examples that make the subject come alive. Arabic Sociolinguistics is to my knowledge the only up-to-date, comprehensive manual on the whole subject.
Topics in Diglossia, Gender, Identity, and Politics Reem Bassiouney This introduction to major topics in the field of Arabic sociolinguistics examines key issues in diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and language policies.
It should be of great benefit both to the student of Arabic and the general linguist with no knowledge of Arabic.Code-switching Usage in Social Media: A Case Study from Oman the reason that attracted us to conduct this study in Oman (one of the Arab Gulf region countries). Socio Linguistic Study of.
This introduction to major topics in the field of Arabic sociolinguistics examines key issues in diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and language policies.
The study of constraints on code-switching in relation to the Arab world a case study Motivations for code-switching Keywords: Code switching, Code mixing, Multilingual communication, Conversation analysis, Communicative competence, Lexical convergence, Discourse strategies Introduction This case study investigates the codeswitching patterns of two Punjabi-Urdu-English trilinguals who live in Punjab, Pakistan.
The study investigates the use of Lithuanian and English and code-switching between the two in a family of Lithuanian-English bilinguals living in London. The data was collected by means of recording in the family home.
DEVELOPMENT OF CODE-SWITCHING Development of Code-Switching: A Case Study on a Turkish/ English/Arabic Multilingual Child English, which is accepted as “the international” language, has gained importance steadily over the last. of code-switching and mixing used by Arab bilingual. In other words, fewer studies have been conducted at the university setting to investigate t- he phenomenon of code switching and mixing among Arab bilingual.
Thus, study will examine code-switching and mixing in a university setting, for example, Aligarh Muslim University.Download