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Contact-induced change from a speakers' perspective : A study of language attitudes in Siwa

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Serreli, Valentina:
Contact-induced change from a speakers' perspective : A study of language attitudes in Siwa.
In: Manfredi, Stefano ; Tosco, Mauro (ed.): Arabic in Contact. - Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company , 2018 . - pp. 350-368 . - (Studies in Arabic Linguistics ; 6 )
ISBN 9789027201355
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/sal.6.18ser

Abstract in another language

The article presents the speakers’ perception of contact-induced linguistic change in the Egyptian oasis of Siwa, based on data collected during the authors’ doctoral research (Serreli 2016). The research explored language attitudes and ideologies in Siwa with a qualitative approach built on sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological theories. Linguistic change is presented by speakers as a generational variation; it is attributed to the increased contact between the Siwi and Arabic languages that followed the wider socioeconomic change in the community in recent decades. Moreover, Siwi speakers hold a variety of attitudes towards linguistic change, appreciating phenomena perceived as adjustments to the current times, while criticizing those perceived as a betrayal or corruption of their native language.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Arabic; minority languages; Siwa Oasis; Berber; language change; Egypt; language contact; language attitudes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Juniorprofessur Arabistik > Juniorprofessur Arabistik - Juniorprof. Dr. Valentina Serreli
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Juniorprofessur Arabistik
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 490 Other languages
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 09:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2018 09:59
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/45009