3arabizi - When Local Arabic Meets Global English

  title={3arabizi - When Local Arabic Meets Global English},
  author={Robert Bianchi},
  journal={Acta Linguistica Asiatica},
  • R. Bianchi
  • Published 22 May 2012
  • Linguistics
  • Acta Linguistica Asiatica
Arabic is the official language of Jordan. Yet, English is a language of prestige among many upwardly mobile Jordanians. Sakarna (2006) dubs a hybrid language comprised of a mixture of these two languages “Englo-Arabic”. In online contexts, a similar hybrid language has emerged. Often popularly labeled “3arabizi” or “Arabish”, a blended word based on the words “Arabic” and “English”, this mixed code is the most commonly encountered form of language for composing forum messages on the popular… 

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