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Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Elabbas Benmamoun Reem Bassiouney



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04 January 2018
The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics introduces readers to the major facets of research on Arabic and of the linguistic situation in the Arabic-speaking world.

The edited collection includes chapters from prominent experts on various fields of Arabic linguistics. The contributors provide overviews of the state of the art in their field and specifically focus on ideas and issues. Not simply an overview of the field, this handbook explores subjects in great depth and from multiple perspectives.

In addition to the traditional areas of Arabic linguistics, the handbook covers computational approaches to Arabic, Arabic in the diaspora, neurolinguistic approaches to Arabic, and Arabic as a global language.

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics is a much-needed resource for researchers on Arabic and comparative linguistics, syntax, morphology, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, and also for undergraduate and graduate students studying Arabic or linguistics.
Edited by:   Elabbas Benmamoun, Reem Bassiouney
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   1.134kg
ISBN:   9781138783331
ISBN 10:   1138783331
Series:   Routledge Language Handbooks
Pages:   580
Publication Date:   04 January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Contents Introduction Bassiouney and Benmamoun Part I Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology 1. Arabic Phonology, Eiman Mustafawi 2. Syllable Structure in the Dialects of Arabic, Ellen Broselow 3. Pharyngeal and Emphatic Consonants, Ryan K. Shosted, Maojing Fu, and Zainab Hermes 4. Stems in Arabic Morphology and Phonology, Adamantios Gafos Part II Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics 5. The Syntax of Tense in Arabic, Hamid Ouali 6. Negative Sensitive Items, Ahmad Al-Qassas 7. Resumption, Lina Choueiri 8. Personal Datives in Lebanese Arabic, Youssef Haddad 9. Arabic Semantics, Peter Hallman 10. Arabic Functional Linguistics, Ahmed Moutaouakil Part III Experimental and Computational Approaches 11. First Language Acquisition of Arabic, Abdulkafi Albirini 12. Neurophysiological investigations in studies of Arabic linguistics: The case of Arabic diglossia, Reem Khamis-Dakwar and Karen Froud 13. Arabic Heritage Speakers in the US, Abdulkafi Albirini 14. Experimental Data and Arabic Morphology, Ali Idrissi 15. Arabic Speech and Language Technology, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Mohamed Elmahdy, and Eiman Mustafawi Part IV History, Contact, and Variation 16. Arabic and the other Semitic Languages, Ahmad Al-Jallad 17. Diglossia, Gunver Mejdell 18. An Alternative Approach: Understanding Diglossia/Code-switching Through Indexicality: The Case of Egypt, Reem Bassiouney 19. Patterns of Variation and Change in the Arab World, Angeles Vicente 20. Social Status, Language and Society in the Arab World, Irene Theodoropoulou 21. New Elaborate Written Forms in Darija: Blogging, Posting and Slamming in 2015 Morocco, Dominique Caubet 22. Arabic as a Contact Language, Stefano Manfredi 23. Contemporary Arabic-based Pidgins in the Middle East, Fida Bizri 24. Linguistic Anthropology Approaches to Arabic, Becky Schulthies 25. Peripheral Arabic, Faruk Akkus Part V Ideology, Policy, and Education 26. Arab Nationalism and/as Language Ideology, Keith Walters 27. Waves of Arabization and the Vernaculars of North Africa, Christophe Pereira 28. The Arabic Language and Political Ideology, Mariam Abolezz 29. Arabic Political Discourse, Emad Abdul Latif 30. Language Policy and Planning: The case of Morocco: A Critical Approach, Adil Moustaoui 31. Challenges of Arabic Language Education Policies in the Arab World, Muhammad Amara 32. Arabic Language Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment and the Hidden Tension between Accountability and Improvement: Examples from Egyptian Schools, Atta Gebril Index

Elabbas Benmamoun is Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Linguistics at Duke University, USA. Reem Bassiouney is Professor in the Applied Linguistics Department at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Reviews for Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

'...this handbook can be considered a useful and even essential tool for those approaching linguistics or the Arabic language and community. Scholars and experts in the field should definitely read it.' -- de Pompeis, S. (2020), Sociolinguistic Studies, 13(2-4), 399-405.

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