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By Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson

Filling a niche within the literature presently to be had at the subject, this edited assortment is the 1st exam of the interaction among urbanization, language version and language swap in fifteen significant Arab towns. The Arab international offers very differing types and levels of urbanization, from good verified outdated capital-cities similar to Cairo to new rising capital-cities comparable to Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous forms of nationwide building. it's those city settings which elevate questions in regards to the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the approaches of standardization as a result of coexistence of competing linguistic types. issues investigated comprise: background of cost The linguistic influence of migration The emergence of recent city vernaculars Dialect convergence and divergence Code-switching, formative years language and new city tradition Arabic within the Diaspora Arabic between non-Arab teams. Containing a vast number of case reviews from around the Arab international and that includes contributions from top city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this e-book provides a clean method of our realizing of the interplay among language, society and area. As such, the e-book will entice the linguist in addition to to the social scientist usually.

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