Date: 23-Feb-2009 From: Andy Nercessian <anercessianc-s-p.org> Subject: Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic: Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco: Ibrahim E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic: Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Author: Zeinab M.A. Ibrahim
Hardback: ISBN: 1443803421 9781443803427 Pages: 260 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Beyond Lexical Variation in Modern Standard Arabic presents several aspects concerning Modern Standard Arabic. It analyzes the different forms of lexical variation, and the causes for these variations. This starting point led to many other vital issues related to the present state of the Arabic Language such as language planning, native speakers' identity and fears and most importantly the relationship between the different Arabic varieties: Classical, Modern Standard, and dialects. The book analyzes lexical variation comprehensively and provides deep insights on the present state of the language with some speculations on its future.