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Title: Mixed Styles in Spoken Arabic in Egypt
Subtitle: Somewhere between Order and Chaos
Written By: G. Mejdell
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=24650
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Language & Linguistics
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Egyptian

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004149864
ISBN-13: 9789004149861
Pages: xiv
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