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LING 543 Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities

LING 543.  Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities.  3 Credits.   W   

The course examines the links between language structure, patterns of use, language choice, and language attitudes in the diglossic and bi-lingual Arabic-speaking communities. It also explores language as a reflector and creator of Arab culture (e.g. linguistic encoding of politeness, the Quranic text as the spoken and written word, the role of tropes in Arabic rhetoric). The topics for discussion range from the micro-level language choice to the macro-level issues of national language policies and planning within the domain of government and education across the Arab world. (Same as AAAS 543)

Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

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