Reem Bassiouney is a very prolific Egyptian Sociolinguist and novelist.
I am posting her interview about her new book "Language and Identity in Contemporary Egypt.
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.