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Title: Functions of Code Switching in Egypt
Subtitle: Evidence from Monologues
Written By: Reem Bassiouney
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Language & Linguistics

This book reassesses theoretical approaches to diglossia and code-switching
in the light of empirical data from Egypt. The work is based on a corpus of
monologues that includes political speeches, mosque sermons and university

Part one is a detailed analysis of the systems of negation, deixis, and
mood marking in Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, with
an emphasis on the occurrence and frequency of composite structures in
empirical data.

This analysis provides the basis for an extensive reassessment of
theoretical approaches to code-switching in part two; this reappraisal in
turn leads to a thorough analysis of the function of code switching in the
Egyptian speech community, and of the factors which influence code choice,
such as role of the speaker, audience, and subject matter.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Egyptian

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004147608
ISBN-13: 9789004147607
Pages: x
Prices: U.S. $ 145
Europe EURO 107