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.

Aug 7, 2015

عندما يرتجل الرءيس    السيس

President El Sessi speeches offer an excellent example of diaglossia.
Yesterday during the inauguration of the new Suez Canal, president El Sessi switched from his written speech, in standard Arabic, to colloquial.
This has been a regular aspect of all his formal speeches.
This offers an interesting study to students of Arabic and sociolinguistics.

1 comment:

  1. Suggested reading Reem Bassiouney's Language and Identity in Modern Egypt