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Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

Series Editor: Clive Holes

The Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series publishes high quality, academically rigorous research on Arabic linguistics to two main readerships: non-Arabist general linguists with an interest in Arabic, and students and researchers already in the field of Arabic language and linguistics. Both synchronic and diachronic studies of Arabic are welcome which aid our understanding of the historical evolution and the present state of Arabic, whether dialectal or standard. Works written from a sociolinguistic (e.g. language variation), socio-historical (e.g. language history), sociological (e.g. language planning), or psycholinguistic (e.g. language acquisition) perspective are welcome, as are studies of Arabic stylistics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis. Descriptive dialectological works also fall within the scope of the Series, as do works which focus on the evolution of mediaeval Arabic linguistic thought. Proposals or scripts for the Series will be welcomed by the General Editor.

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  1. Arabic in the City

    Issues in Dialect Contact and Language Variation

    Edited by Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    Filling a gap in the literature currently available on the topic, this edited collection is the first examination of the interplay between urbanization, language variation and language change in fifteen major Arab cities. The Arab world presents very different types and degrees of urbanization,...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Islamist Rhetoric

    Language and Culture in Contemporary Egypt

    By Jacob Hoigilt

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    Islamism in Egypt is more diversified in terms of its sociology and ideology than is usually assumed. Through linguistic analysis of Islamist rhetoric, this book sheds light upon attitudes towards other Muslims, religious authority and secular society. Examining the rhetoric of three central...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Palestinian-Israeli Contact and Linguistic Practices

    By Nancy Hawker

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    Offering insight into linguistic practices resulting from different kinds of Palestinian-Israeli contact, this book examines a specific conceptualisation of the link between the political and economic contexts and human practices, or between structure and agency, termed "articulation". The...

    Published May 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Information Structure in Spoken Arabic

    Edited by Jonathan Owens, Alaa Elgibali

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    This book explores speakers’ intentions, and the structural and pragmatic resources they employ, in spoken Arabic – which is different in many essential respects from literary Arabic. Based on new empirical findings from across the Arabic world this book elucidates the many ways in which context...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Arabic Idioms

    A Corpus Based Study

    By Ashraf Abdou

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    Idioms represent a fascinating linguistic phenomenon that has captured the attention of many linguists for decades. This corpus-based study of idioms in Modern Standard Arabic sheds light on their intricate nature, establishes the major patterns of their linguistic behaviour, and provides...

    Published July 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Jewish and Muslim Dialects of Moroccan Arabic

    By Jeffrey Heath

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    This is a comprehensive study of the Jewish and Muslim dialect networks of Morocco in its traditional boundaries, covering twenty-two Muslim and some thirty Jewish dialects of Moroccan Arabic....

    Published November 19th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Language Contact and Language Conflict in Arabic

    Edited by Aleya Rouchdy

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    This book contains 17 studies by leading international scholars working on a wide range of topics in Arabic socio-linguistics, divided into four parts. The studies in Part 1 address questions of national language planning in a diglossic situation, with a particular focus on North Africa. Part 2...

    Published November 19th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Medieval Islamic Pragmatics

    Sunni Legal Theorists' Models of Textual Communication

    By Muhammad M. Yunis Ali

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    This book deals with two different pragmatic approaches to textual communication: (i) the mainstream approach followed by the 'Ash'ari s, Hanafi s and Mu'tazili s, (ii) the salafite approach followed mainly by the Hanbali s, defended and elaborated by Ibn Taymiyyah. One of the primary aims of the...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb

    By Maher Bahloul

    Series: Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

    Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb is a corpus-based study that unveils the morpho-syntax and the semantics of the Arabic verb. Approaches to verbal grammatical categories - the constituents of verbal systems - often rely on either semantic-pragmatic or syntactic analyses. This research...

    Published July 25th 2007 by Routledge

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