Jordanian Arabic between Diglossia and Bilingualism

Jordanian Arabic between Diglossia and Bilingualism

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Suleiman provides a linguistic analysis of Jordanian Arabic spoken by educated groups and in particular by students at Yarmouk University. He investigates the extent to which spoken Jordanian Arabic is affected by the classical-colloquial dichotomy (i.e. the extent to which diglossia is involved). In addition, the influence of language contact between English and Arabic is studied (with reference to code-switching, interference and integration) by comparing the linguistic repertoire of Yarmouk students (where English is often used as a medium of instruction) with that of students at other Arab universities (where the medium of instruction is basically Arabic).According to Haugen (1956) languages in contact diffuse in three mostly discrete stages: code-switching, interference and ... is contrary to contemporary norms of the recipient language whereas integration is in harmony with current norms.

Title:Jordanian Arabic between Diglossia and Bilingualism
Author:Salah M. Suleiman
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1985-01-01


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