Arabic as a Minority Language
Mouton de Gruyter, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 458 pages
The present book will be the first to center on the status of Arabic as a minority language. In the first instance it will focus attention on the existence of many varieties of Arabic outside of the Arabic world. It will further contribute to the growing literature on minority languages, placing a special emphasis on the relationship between minority status and language form.
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adjectives African Alawites Algerian Arabic/French Arabic dialects Arabic language Arabic origin Arabic-speaking Aramaic bedouins bilingual Borno borrowing Caucasus century Classical Arabic codeswitching constituents context corpus cultural Daghestan Dari3a diglossia discourse markers dominant Dutch nouns embedded Dutch embedded language English ethnic European example feminine finite clause French frequent gender grammar Hatay Hausa Hebrew insertion instance interview Islamic Israel Israeli Jewish Jews Judeo-Arabic Judeo-Spanish Kanuri koranic school lexical linguistic loanwords Maiduguri matrix language minority language Moroccan Arabic Moroccan Arabic/Dutch Morocco morphemes morphological mother tongue Mozarabic Muslim Nigerian Arabic non-Arabic noun phrase patterns Persian phonetic phonological plural political Poplack population prefix pronouns Qur?aan relatively relexified Romance sample secret language secret word semantic social sociolinguistic speaking Standard Arabic loans status stem suffix syntactic Table tokens Turkish variables variant varieties of Arabic verbal verbs villages vowels Western Neo-Aramaic