Mixed Styles in Spoken Arabic in Egypt: Somewhere Between Order and Chaos
This volume deals with the linguistic behaviour of Egyptian academics in a specific setting: the panel presentation - assumed to represent a discourse genre, to which speakers will respond with some kind of similar stylistic norm, reflected in linguistic choices among variants of a feature. The features selected for investigation are: complementizers, demonstratives, negation, relatives, and pronoun suffixation - all of which have binary variants in the two basic codes available to the speaker, the standard variety and the vernacular. The use of the variants is discussed for each speaker and across speakers, demonstrating certain patterns of distribution (order), but also a high degree of variable usage (chaos). The investigation is set in a wider comparative sociolinguistic framework.
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a:lam a'taqid al-qisas allati anacoluthon anaphoric anna anna-hu Arabic Arabic language asyndetic attributive AUC1 AUC2 AUC3 AUC4 aydan ayyi ba'd ba'da Badawi bayna bi-nagid Cantarino clitic code-switching collocation COMP construction context coreference deictic dialect diglossia diglossic discourse discussion Egyptian Egyptian Arabic embedded clause environment formal function giddan grammatical ha:da ha:za ha:zihi hatta head noun hiya huna:k huwa huwwa illi inflected inn-u inna innu interpretation IPF verb issue Jusha ka:n kaza kida la-hu la:kin language laysa lexical items likay linguistic Literary Arabic ma'a marker modal modern morphemes mumkin negation nominal non-restrictive norm NPrel occurrences particle preposition PRON SUFF pronominal pronoun suffixation reference relative clause restrictive semantic speakers speech spoken standard story structure style stylistic subject pronoun syntactic tab'an tense that-he that-it the-education tion uxra variants variety verb vernacular vowel ya'ni za:lik