Item description for Functions of Code Switching in Egypt: Evidence from Monologues (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, 46) by Reem Bassiouney...
This book reassesses theoretical approaches to diglossia and code-switching in the light of empirical data from Egypt. The work is based on a corpus of monologues that includes political speeches, mosque sermons and university lectures.
Part one is a detailed analysis of the systems of negation, deixis, and mood marking in Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, with an emphasis on the occurrence and frequency of composite structures in empirical data.
This analysis provides the basis for an extensive reassessment of theoretical approaches to code-switching in part two; this reappraisal in turn leads to a thorough analysis of the function of code switching in the Egyptian speech community, and of the factors which influence code choice, such as role of the speaker, audience, and subject matter.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004147608 ISBN13 9789004147607
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More About Reem Bassiouney
REEM BASSIOUNEY is the author of five highly acclaimed novels in Arabic, all of which have been bestsellers in Egypt. Her second novel, "The Pistachio Seller" won the best Arabic translated novel award in 2009, and her novel "Professor Hanaa", which appeared in Arabic in 2008, won first prize in the Sawiris literary award - the biggest award in Egypt.
Reem Bassiouney has an academic affiliation as follows - Georgetown University American University in Cairo Georgetown Universi.