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The Resource Arabic in the fray : language ideology and cultural politics, Yasir Suleiman

Arabic in the fray : language ideology and cultural politics, Yasir Suleiman

Label
Arabic in the fray : language ideology and cultural politics
Title
Arabic in the fray
Title remainder
language ideology and cultural politics
Statement of responsibility
Yasir Suleiman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taking as its point of departure the symbolic role of language and its use as proxy in the social world, this book investigates how Arabic is involved in ideological and cultural debates in which conflict is a defining feature. The author shows how discussions about the inimitability of the Qur'an in the pre-modern world were, at some deep level, concerned with issues of ethnic election against the background of inter-ethnic strife among Arabs and non-Arabs, mainly Persians. Discussions of the (un)translatability of the Qur'an in this period are further shown to be related to this notion of ethnic election. In this respect, theology and ethnicity emerge as partners in theorising language in society. Staying within the symbolic role of language and its use as proxy, the book further investigates the role of paratexts and literary production in disseminating language ideologies and in cultural contestation. Language symbolism is also shown to be relevant in ideological debates about hybrid or cross national literary production in the Arab milieu. Language ideology appears to be everywhere, including in discussions of the cognitive role of language in linking thought to reality, to which a whole chapter is devoted. Here, building on his highly acclaimed previous published works, Yasir Suleiman takes in a new direction his arguments on ideology and cultural politics
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Suleiman, Yasir
Dewey number
492.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ6074
LC item number
.S85 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabic language
  • Arabic language
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and culture
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • RELIGION
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Arabic language
  • Arabic language
  • Language and culture
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Arab countries
Label
Arabic in the fray : language ideology and cultural politics, Yasir Suleiman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTION AND LANGUAGE SYMBOLISM; CHAPTER 2 (IN)IMITABILITY, (UN)TRANSLATABILITY AND INTER-GROUP STRIFE; CHAPTER 3 FRAMING ARABIC: PARATEXTS, POETRY AND LANGUAGE IDEOLOGY; CHAPTER 4 HYBRIDITY, LANGUAGE IDEOLOGY AND CULTURAL POLITICS; CHAPTER 5 THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: ARABIC, THOUGHT AND REALITY; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
859160939
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748680344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt57kxb8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160939
Label
Arabic in the fray : language ideology and cultural politics, Yasir Suleiman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTION AND LANGUAGE SYMBOLISM; CHAPTER 2 (IN)IMITABILITY, (UN)TRANSLATABILITY AND INTER-GROUP STRIFE; CHAPTER 3 FRAMING ARABIC: PARATEXTS, POETRY AND LANGUAGE IDEOLOGY; CHAPTER 4 HYBRIDITY, LANGUAGE IDEOLOGY AND CULTURAL POLITICS; CHAPTER 5 THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: ARABIC, THOUGHT AND REALITY; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
859160939
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748680344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt57kxb8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160939

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