Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics (BOK)

Yasir Suleiman

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This title shows how the Arabic language is involved in ideological and cultural debates about conflict. The pre-modern period saw a background of inter-ethnic strife among Arabs and non-Arabs, mainly Persians. Starting from the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, Yasir Suleiman shows how discussions about the inimitability and (un)translatability of the Qur'an in this period were, at some deep level, concerned with issues of ethnic election. In this respect, theology and ethnicity emerge as partners in theorising language. Staying within the symbolic role of language, Suleiman goes on to investigate the role of paratexts and literary production in disseminating language ideologies and in cultural contestation. He shows how language symbolism is relevant to ideological debates about hybrid and cross-national literary production in the Arab milieu. In fact, language ideology appears to be everywhere, including in discussions of the cognitive role of language in linking thought to reality.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Yasir Suleiman
Forlag
INGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC
ISBN 9780748680313
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2cm
Vekt 544 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Islamic studies