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

Filling a spot within the literature presently 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The Arab global provides very differing kinds and levels of urbanization, from good demonstrated outdated capital-cities equivalent to Cairo to new rising capital-cities corresponding to Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous sorts of nationwide development. it truly is those city settings which bring up questions about the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the procedures of standardization as a result of the coexistence of competing linguistic versions. themes investigated include:

  • History of settlement

  • The linguistic influence of migration

  • The emergence of latest 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 huge number of case stories from around the Arab global and that includes contributions from best city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this e-book offers a clean method of our figuring out of the interplay among language, society and area. As such, the publication will entice the linguist in addition to to the social scientist in general.

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