New perspectives on the urban-rural dichotomy and dialect-contact in the Arabic gələt-dialects in Iraq and South-West Iran

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Abstract

This paper reevaluates the ground on which the division into urban and rural g

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t dialects, as spoken in Iraq and Khuzestan (south-western Iran), is built on. Its primary aim is to describe which features found in this dialect group can be described as rural and which features tend to be modified or to emerge in urban contexts, and which tend to be retained. The author uses various methodical approaches to describe these phenomena: (i) a comparative analysis of potentially rural features; (ii) a case study of Ahvazi Arabic, a g

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t dialect in an emerging urban space; and (iii) a small-scale sociolinguistic survey on overt rural features in Iraqi Arabic as perceived by native speakers themselves. In addition, previously used descriptions of urban g

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t features as described for Muslim Baghdad Arabic are reevaluated and a new approach and an alternative analysis based on comparison with new data from other g

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t dialects are proposed. The comparative analysis yields an overview of what has been previously defined as rural features and additionally discusses further features and their association with rural dialects. This contributes to our general understanding of the linguistic profile of the rural dialects in this geographic context.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummer198
Seitenumfang22
FachzeitschriftLanguages
Jahrgang6
Ausgabenummer4
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PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Dez. 2021

ÖFOS 2012

  • 602009 Arabistik

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