• Not-so-strange bedfellows: Documentation, description, and sociolinguistics in Gaza

    Author(s):
    William Cotter (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Linguistics
    Subject(s):
    Linguistics
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63X0C
    Abstract:
    Arabic is often investigated within dialectological frameworks that emerged in the 19th century, though that work now exists alongside decades of variationist sociolinguistic research. The latter method typically produces abundant data, recorded at very high quality, which lend themselves to being transcribed, described and preserved. This paper presents descriptive information on the Arabic dialect of Gaza City that is based on recent sociolinguistic fieldwork conducted in the Gaza Strip with 39 speakers from the wider Gaza City community. These descriptive aspects of the dialect are presented as part of a broader discussion regarding the need for a more holistic integration of sociolinguistics and language description and documentation in work on understudied or endangered varieties of Arabic.
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    Published
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    3 years ago
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