The Routledge Handbook of Arabic and Identity

  title={The Routledge Handbook of Arabic and Identity},
  author={Reem Bassiouney and Keith A. Walters},


Revisiting the Arabic Diglossic Situation and Highlighting the Socio-Cultural Factors Shaping Language Use in Light of Auer’s (2005) Model
In the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, diglossia has been an interesting linguistic inquiry since it was first discussed by Ferguson in 1959. Since then, diglossia has been discussed, expanded, and
Discourse Markers of Causality in Maghrebi and Egyptian Dialects: A Socio-Pragmatic Perspective
Abstract Discourse markers in this paper are examined from a relevance theoretic perspective which highlights their contribution to the process of inference and are considered elements that encode
Language and Identity
This thesis seeks to examine the relationship between language and identity by analyzing select areas of overlap by operationally defined through the lens of psychology and linguistics and exploring how language is used as an expression of individual identity.
Arabic yacni: Issues of semantic, pragmatic, and indexical translation equivalence
Abstract This paper explores the idea that some Discourse Particles are so culturally embedded that they defy translation. Natural Semantic Metalanguage and Conversation Analysis are used to examine
Indexing the Local
ion. This is a consequence of the fact that language is never completely shared and that different individuals experience the linguistic and sociolinguistic environment in different ways, depending
The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France
When the French government recognized the independence of Algeria in July 1962, the idea of what it meant to be French changed radically. Todd Shepard explores how this happened–and how deeply it