The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology

The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology

Yasir Suleiman

"A very worthy addition to classes on Arab nationalism, nationalism normally, and Arabic linguistics." - Professor Clive Holes FBA, Professor for the examine of the modern Arab international, college of Oxford

"Masterfully combines his profound familiarity with the Arabic literature, the unending literature on nationalist ideology, and the very titanic sociolinguistic literature on language and ethnic identity."
- Professor Joshua Fishman, exclusive college learn Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus, Yeshiva University

'This compelling and well timed examine of Arabic tradition, language, background, and nationalism through extraordinary Arabic linguist Yasir Suleiman permits English-speaking audiences an inside of view of key matters in realizing the Arab global. according to Suleiman's vast learn in Arabic language and society, the ebook is scholarly yet now not pedantic, and should attract quite a lot of readers."
- Karin C. Ryding, Sultan Qaboos bin stated Professor of Arabic, Georgetown college Prizewinner, British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in center japanese reviews 2004

A clean viewpoint on nationalism within the Arab heart East, investigating the interplay among language and nationalist ideology. It covers either communicative and symbolic capabilities of the language when it comes to cultural and political nationalism and the articulation of nationwide identification.


*The Arab earlier (the interpretation and reinvention of culture and myth-making)
*The conflict among Arab and Turkish cultural nationalism within the nineteenth and early twentieth century
*Readings of canonical treatises on Arab cultural nationalism
*A learn of the key ideological developments linking language to territorial nationalism
*A learn time table for the research of language and nationalism within the Arab context

This is the 1st full-scale examine of this significant subject and may be of curiosity to scholars of nationalism, Arab and comparative politics, Arabic reports, historical past, cultural reviews and sociolinguistics.

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