Welcome to the Arabic Language Discussion Forum

Being a retired professor of Arabic and Linguistics, I have elected to publish an archive on how the Arabic language is used in America and across cultures.

I hope to establish a dialogue with people interested in the language, the teaching of the language, the learning of the language, and the interaction of Arabic and English while learning the language.

I am also interested in having a discussion as to the use of Arabic within the contexts of globalization.

Arabic is very much a language that binds a culture and defines a people. This blog is dedicated to understanding how American use, learn, and teach the Arabic language, and how Arabic, in Arab countries has been impacted crossculturally.

Jan 31, 2011

7 Days of Uprising

When I began this blog my intention was to discuss linguistic topics related to the Arabic language. However, I could not resist sharing my impressions since I have been visiting family in Egypt and experiencing history in the making.
Since the Internet has been shut down by the regime, I am using a land line to update this blog through a trusted person.
The Mubarak regime is facing public defiance that was never expected. The demonstrations are continuing in Egyptian cities for the 7th day. The government is trying to isolate Egypt from the whole world, however information is propagating despite all efforts by the regime to suppress it.
Tomorrow we will have the March of Millions to demonstrate the resolution of the protesters. I see this as a key point. Will there be change, more bloodshed, or both ?
For more detailed information please visit our friend site Middle East Today

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