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Title The politics of written language in the Arab world : writing change / edited by Jacob Hoigilt, Gunvor Mejdell.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.


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Series Studies in semitic languages and linguistics ; volume 90
Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics ; v. 90.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
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Summary 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. The e-book version of this publication is available in Open Access .
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.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
Arabic language -- Dialects. (OCoLC)fst00812310
Arabic language -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00812403
Arabic language -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00812426
Arabic language -- Written Arabic. (OCoLC)fst00812472
Written communication. (OCoLC)fst01181697
Arab countries. (OCoLC)fst01240128
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Morocco. (OCoLC)fst01205592
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Hoigilt, Jacob, editor.
Mejdell, Gunvor, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Politics of written language in the Arab world. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004346161 (DLC) 2017028168
ISBN 9789004346178 (electronic bk.)
9004346171 (electronic bk.)
9789004346161 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000060425356
GBVCP 1014945127
AU@ 000066334101

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