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Title The politics of written language in the Arab world : writing change / edited by Jacob Høigilt, Gunvor Mejdell
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P211.3.A65 P65 2017    AVAILABLE    30630020118848
Descript x, 319 pages : illustrations (some color), charts ; 25 cm
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Series Studies in semitic languages and linguistics, 0081-8461 ; volume 90
Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics ; 90
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction / Jacob Hoigilt and Gunvor Mejdell -- A language for the people? quantitative indicators of written darija and 'ammiyya in Cairo and Rabat / Kristian Takvam Kindt and Tewodros Kebede -- Diglossia as ideology / Kristen Brustad -- Changing norms, concepts and practices of written Arabic: a 'long distance' perspective / Gunvor Mejdell -- Contemporary darija writings in Morocco: ideology and practices / Catherine Miller -- Morocco: an informal passage to literacy in darija (Moroccan Arabic) / Dominique Caubet -- Adab sakhir (satirical literature) and the use of Egyptian vernacular / Eva Marie Haland -- Dialect with an attitude: language and criticism in new Egyptian print media / Jacob Hoigilt -- Writing oral and literary culture: the case of the contemporary Moroccan zajal / Alexander Elinson -- The politics of pro-'ammiyya language ideology in Egypt / Mariam Aboelezz -- Moralizing stances: discursive play and ideologies of language and gender in Moroccan digital discourse / Atiqa Hachimi -- The language of online activism: a case from Kuwait / Jon Nordenson -- The oralization of writing: argumentation, profanity and literacy in cyberspace / Emad Abdel Latif
The Politics of Written Language in the Arab World' connects the fascinating field of contemporary written Arabic with the central sociolinguistic notions of language ideology and diglossia. Focusing on Egypt and Morocco, the authors combine large-scale survey data on language attitudes with in-depth analyses of actual language usage and explicit (and implicit) language ideology. They show that writing practices as well as language attitudes in Egypt and Morocco are far more receptive to vernacular forms than has been assumed. The individual chapters cover a wide variety of media, from books and magazines to blogs and Tweets. A central theme running through the contributions is the social and political function of "doing informality" in a changing public sphere steadily more permeated by written Arabic in a number of media
Link Online version: Politics of written language in the Arab world Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004346178 (DLC) 2017031960
Subject Written communication -- Arab countries
Arabic language -- Written Arabic
Arabic language -- Political aspects
Arabic language -- Social aspects
Arabic language -- Dialects -- Egypt
Arabic language -- Dialects -- Morocco
Alt Author Høigilt, Jacob, editor
Mejdell, Gunvor, editor
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