Arabic and the Media

Linguistic Analyses and Applications

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Editor: Reem Bassiouney
This volume is the first of its kind to deal with a variety of topics by leading scholars related to the use of Arabic in the media. The contributors examine patterns of language use in traditional as well as 'new' media types, in order to further our understanding of the mechanism at work in the development of modern Arabic, both in its standard and colloquial varieties.
The first part of this volume is devoted to a close analysis of various aspects of media Arabic (code-switching, language variation, orthography and constructions of identity); the second part builds on the first, as it asks, to what extent does the Arabic used in the media reflect social and linguistic realities of Arabic speaking audiences (‘clichéd’ dialects, code-switching and socialects)? How can our knowledge of the linguistic reality of the media in the Arab world contribute to teaching the media to foreign students learning Arabic?
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Biographical Note

Reem Bassiouney is assistant professor of Arabic language and linguistics at Georgetown University. She has published on topics in Arabic linguistics, including code-switching, language and gender, and language policies in the Arab world.

Table of contents

CONTENTS
Introduction ........................................................................................ 1
PART ONE
NEWSPAPER LANGUAGE
The Evolution and Role of Newspapers ......................................... 13
Jean Aitchison
Cases of Written Code-Switching in Egyptian Opposition
Newspapers ..................................................................................... 23
Zeinab Ibrahim
Communities of Use in Arabic Newspaper Language:
The Meaning of the Country Effect ........................................... 47
Dilworth Parkinson
PART TWO
ARABIC VARIATION AND THE MEDIA
Arabic Oral Media and Corpus Linguistics: A First
Methodological Outline ................................................................ 63
Marc Van-Mol
Patterns and Predictions for Code-Switching with Arabic ......... 81
Carol Myers-Scotton
Identity and Code-Choice in the Speech of Educated Women
and Men in Egypt: Evidence from Talk Shows ........................ 97
Reem Bassiouney
Ḥāl id-Dunyā: An Arabic News Bulletin in Colloquial
(ʿĀmmiyya) ..................................................................................... 123
Madiha Doss
Performance, Language and Power: Nasrallah’s Rhetoric and
Mediated Charisma in the Context of the 2006 July War ...... 141
Dina Matar
Pidginisation in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia:
Media Presentation ........................................................................ 159
Munira Al-Azraqi
Internet Bulletin Boards in Saudi Arabia: Analogues of Change
and Resistance ................................................................................ 175
Nadav Samin
Linguistic Varieties in Twenty First Century Arabic Novels:
An Applied Study .......................................................................... 201
Soha Abboud-Haggar
PART THREE
APPLICATIONS: APPROACHING MEDIA IN THE
CLASSROOM
Media Arabic as a Regional Standard ............................................ 219
Karin Christina Ryding
A Framework for Teaching Vocabulary Through Printed Media 229
Raghda El-Essawy
The Place of Media in the Arabic Curriculum ............................. 253
Mahmoud Abdalla
List of Contributors ........................................................................... 291
Index .................................................................................................... 297

Readership

Linguists, especially sociolinguists with an interest in Arabic; all those engaged in research on media language, language and gender/ identity, media studies, and on Arabic language acquisition.

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