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The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics


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I. Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology:

    • Arabic Phonology,

    • Syllable Structure in the Dialects of Arabic,

    • Pharyngeal and Emphatic Consonants,

    • Stems in Arabic Morphology and Phonology,

  • II. Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics

    • The Syntax of Tense in Arabic,

    • Negative Sensitive Items,

    • Resumption,

    • Personal Datives in Lebanese Arabic,

    • Arabic Semantics,

    • Arabic Functional Linguistics,

  • III. Experimental and Computational Approaches

    • First Language Acquisition of Arabic,

    • Neurophysiological investigations in studies of Arabic linguistics: The case of Arabic diglossia,

    • Arabic Heritage Speakers in the US,

    • Experimental Data and Arabic Morphology,

    • Arabic Speech and Language Technology,

  • IV. History, Contact, and Variation

    • Arabic and the other Semitic Languages,

    • Diglossia,

    • An Alternative Approach: Understanding Diglossia/Code-switching Through Indexicality: The Case of Egypt,

    • Patterns of Variation and Change in the Arab World,

    • Social Status, Language and Society in the Arab World,

    • New Elaborate Written Forms in Darija: Blogging, Posting and Slamming in 2015 Morocco,

    • Arabic as a Contact Language,

    • Contemporary Arabic-based Pidgins in the Middle East,

    • Linguistic Anthropology Approaches to Arabic,

    • Peripheral Arabic,

  • V. Ideology, Policy, and Education

    • Arab Nationalism and/as Language Ideology,

    • Waves of Arabization and the Vernaculars of North Africa,

    • The Arabic Language and Political Ideology,

  • About the Author

    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.


    '...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. https://doi.org/10.1558/sols.38502

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