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Author Suleiman, Camelia, author

Title The politics of Arabic in Israel : a sociolinguistic analysis / Camelia Suleiman
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations, map
Summary Arabic became a minority language overnight in Israel in 1948, as a result of the Palestinian exodus from their land that year. Although it remains an official language, along with Hebrew, Israel has made continued attempts to marginalize Arabic on the one hand and securitize it on the other. Camelia Suleiman delves into these tensions and contradictions, exploring how language policy and language choice both reflect and challenge political identities of Arabs and Israelis. She explores the historic context of Arabic in Israel, the attempts at minoritising, Orientalising and securitising the language, the Linguistic Landscape (LL) of Arabic in Israel, the effect of globalization, modernization and citizenship status on the status of Arabic, Hebrew as a language choice of (semi) autobiographic production of three Israeli authors who are native speakers of Arabic, and lastly, a comparison with the status of Arabic in both Jordan and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip) where Arabic is the official language
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Arabic language -- Political aspects.
Arabic language -- Israel.
Language policy -- Israel.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474420877 (webready PDF)
1474420885 (epub)
9781474420877 (electronic bk.)
9781474420884 (epub)