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L’arabe palestinien colonisé par l’hébreu moderne : une analyse préliminaire culturelle et linguistique

Horesh, U (2016) 'L’arabe palestinien colonisé par l’hébreu moderne : une analyse préliminaire culturelle et linguistique.' In: Saquer-Sabin, F and Persyn, E, (eds.) Regards sur le proche-orient �clat�-complexe-paradoxal. Les Presses de l'Universit� Charles-de-Gaulle ? Lille 3, 243 - 253. ISBN 978-2-84467-140-0

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There is a certain lacuna in the study of Arabic sociolinguistics that pertains to the sociohistorical circumstances leading to language contact and subsequent language variation and change in historic Palestine. In 1948, when Israel declared statehood and forcefully expelled many Palestinians from their original homes, Hebrew officially and functionally took over as the main language of the new country, and compelled the Palestinian, Arabic-speaking population to become bilingnal. In virtually all other places where this has occurred, there are linguistic descriptions referring to the new language as a colonizing one and the indigenous language as being colonized. Such is the case in North Africa, where France had colonized much of the region and French played (and still does play) a significant role as a colonizing language. This study analyzes the situation in Palestine, based on its history and a host of linguistic features, to begin a meaningful discussion about the role of colonization in this small and contentious stretch of land.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Uri Horesh
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 10:53
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2017 09:15

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