Patterns of variation and change in the Arab World

Authored by: Ángeles Vicente

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138783331
eBook ISBN: 9781315147062
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315147062-20

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Abstract

Sociolinguistics is a plural discipline aimed at describing linguistic practices within a language community with the consideration of various social factors. The purpose of this chapter is to sketch the evolution of research in this discipline for Arabic language communities, analysing the theoretical frameworks and analytical tools used to study the patterns of variation and linguistic change within Arabic-speaking contexts.

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