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Language and identity in modern Egypt

Author: Reem Bassiouney
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] ©2014
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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? This book explores these questions by drawing on sources 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  Read more...
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Bassiouney, Reem, 1973-
Language and identity in modern Egypt.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013481638
(OCoLC)851254649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reem Bassiouney
ISBN: 9780748689651 0748689656 1306819830 9781306819831 9780748689668 0748689664
OCLC Number: 881286481
Language Note: In English; with Arabic texts with English translation.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages) : illustrations
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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