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The first introduction to the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, this book discusses major trends in research on diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and language policies in relation to Arabic. In doing so, it introduces and evaluates the various theoretical approaches, and illustrates the usefulness and the limitations of these app ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 27th 2009 by Edinburgh University Press
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This is an outstanding book, I suggest to read to it to anyone interested in the field of Arabic Sociolinguistics, but not only. While reading it you will not only learn theoretical aspects on Arabic Sociolinguistics, but you will also have the great oportunity to understand more on Arabic culture and society. The book is complete and deep, I have truly learnt a lot from it and at the same time I have enjoyed a lot the reading