The present volume provides an overview of current trends in the study of language contact involving Arabic. By drawing on the social factors that have converged to create different contact situations, it explores both contact-induced change in Arabic and language change through contact with Arabic. The volume brings together leading scholars who address a variety of topics related to contact-induced change, the emergence of contact languages, codeswitching, as well as language ideologies in contact situations. It offers insights from different theoretical approaches in connection with research fields such as descriptive and historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics, and language acquisition. It provides the general linguistic public with an updated, cutting edge overview and appreciation of themes and problems in Arabic linguistics and sociolinguists alike.
".... Introduces the language of newspapers, magazines, and Internet news sites to intermediate- and advanced-level students of Modern Standard Arabic. Using this coursebook, students will be able to master core vocabulary and structures typical of front-page news, recognize various methods of coverage, distinguish fact from opinion, detect bias, and read critically in Arabic. The book enables students to read extended texts with greater accuracy and speed by focusing on the relationships among meaning, linguistic form, and discourse markers. Activities include pre-reading discussions as well as extensive practice on vocabulary use in context, organizing information, skimming, scanning, critical reading, and analyzing content."--Jacket