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Language and identity in modern Egypt

Author: Reem Bassiouney
Publisher: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2014
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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How is language used in Egyptian public discourse to express the collective identity of Egyptians? How does this identity relate to language form and content? Reem Bassiouney explores these questions by drawing on a broad selection of data, including newspaper articles, caricatures, blogs, patriotic songs, films, school textbooks, TV talk-shows, poetry and novels. As well as deepending their understanding of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reem Bassiouney
ISBN: 9780748689651 0748689656 9780748689644 0748689648
OCLC Number: 967390891
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1. Identity and beyond: Setting the framework of analysis; 2. A historical overview of the development of national identity in modern Egypt with reference to language: The formative period; 3."Arabic" indexes amidst a nation and a nation-state: Ideologies, attitudes and linguistic realities; 4. Social attributes of Egyptian identity; 5. Narration and identity construction; 6. The politics of identity and linguistic unrest: The case of the Egyptian revolution; 7. Conclusions; List of abbreviations
Other Titles: Language et Identity in Modern Egypt
Responsibility: Reem Bassiouney.

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How is language used in Egyptian public discourse to express the collective identity of Egyptians? How does this identity relate to language form and content? This book focuses on nationalist  Read more...

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