Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

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How is language used in Egyptian public discourse to illuminate the collective identity of Egyptians? How does this identity relate to language form and content? These questions are explored in this book, using a broad selection of data, including newspaper articles, caricatures, blogs, patriotic songs, films, school textbooks, TV talk-shows, poetry and novels. As well as furthering our understanding of the relationship between identity and language in general, Language and Identity in Modern Egypt also yields insights about the intricate ways in which media and public discourse help shape and outline identity through linguistic processes.According to the traditional narrative, he made a drastic change in the administration of Egypt, by declaring that in order for Egyptians to keep their jobs in the administration of Egypt, they would have to learn Arabic.7 Arabic was supposedly ... On the other hand, the triumph of Arabic over local languages may suggest that some sort of language planning did take place, whether it was due to corpusanbsp;...

Title:Language and Identity in Modern Egypt
Author:Reem Bassiouney
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2014-03-31


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