Contents
Acknowledgementsviii
List of charts, maps and tablesx
List of abbreviationsxii
Conventions used in this bookxiv
Introduction1
1.Diglossia and dialect groups in the Arab world9
1.1Diglossia10
1.1.1An overview of the study of diglossia10
1.1.2Theories that explain diglossia in terms of levels14
1.1.3The idea of Educated Spoken Arabic16
1.2Dialects/varieties in the Arab world18
1.2.1The concept of prestige as different from that of standard18
1.2.2Groups of dialects in the Arab world19
1.3Conclusion26
2.Code-switching28
2.1Introduction29
2.2Problem of terminology: code-switching and code-mixing30
2.3Code-switching and diglossia31
2.4The study of constraints on code-switching in relation to the Arab world31
2.4.1Structural constraints on classic code-switching31
2.4.2Structural constraints on diglossic switching42
2.5Motivations for code-switching59
2.5.1Motivations and discourse functions of classic code-switching59
2.5.1Motivations and discourse functions of diglossic switching87
2.6Conclusion85

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