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Language and identity in modern Egypt

Author: Reem Bassiouney
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reem Bassiouney
ISBN: 0748689648 9780748689644
OCLC Number: 851254649
Language Note: In English; with Arabic texts with English translation.
Description: xvi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Identity and beyond: setting the framework of analysis 34 --
2 A historical overview of the development of national identity in modern Egypt with reference to language: the formative period 78 --
3 "Arabic" indexes amidst a nation and a nation-state: ideologies, attitudes, and linguistic realities 105 --
4 Social attributes of Egyptian identity 149 --
5 Identity and narration in Egypt 239 --
6 The politics of identity and linguistic unrest: the case of the Egyptian Revolution 294 --
7 Conclusions 341.
Responsibility: Reem Bassiouney.
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