Neighborhood and Ancestry

Variation in the spoken Arabic of Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Over the past 35 years urban sociolinguistics has developed upon the base of detailed case studies carried out mainly in western countries. A fundamental dichotomy informing the interpretation of variation has been carried out within what is termed the “standard-vernacular model”. Higher vs. lower social class, power vs. solidarity, open networks vs. closed networks are a few of the conceptual dyads which have been invoked to order linguistic variation operating with an input from a standard/vernacular source. The present study, based on the spoken Arabic of Maiduguri, Nigeria, focuses on a linguistic landscape where the notions of “standard” and “vernacular” are of little relevance in ordering urban linguistic variants. It is argued that linguistic variation is best conceptualized and ordered in terms of the twin variables of neighborhood and ancestral norms. A detailed analysis of 13 linguistic variables based on a corpus of about 500,000 words invokes an urban linguistic world different from that in the West. To integrate this landscape into current sociolinguistic thinking a typology of urban variation is outlined using familar, yet relatively unutilized sociolinguistic parameters: neighborhood, ancestry, minority status and institutionalization.
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Table of Contents
Preface
xi–xii
List of Abbreviations
xiii
1. Introduction
1–22
2. The Peculiar Unity of Nigerian Arabic
23–38
3. the Linguistic Variables
39–70
4. The Comparative Dialectology of the 13 Linguistic Variables
71–85
5. Rural Nigerian Arabic
86–114
6. Maiduguri and the Basic Sample
115–166
7. Urban and rural: towards a characterization of neo-ancestral norms
167–198
8. Non-Corpus Data
199–204
9. Variation and Language Attitudes
205–230
10. Linguistic Variation and Socio-Politics
231–246
11. Setting and Linguistic Variation
247–257
12. Three Micro Studies
258–294
13. Expanding the Typology of urban Linguistic Variation
295–300
Appendix I: Arabic Texts
301–379
Appendix II
380–381
Bibliography
382–389
Index of Sujects
390–393
Index of Names
394–396
“The Strengths of the book lie in its ability to combine an impressive quantitative readings of the language situation in Maiduguri carried out by reference to the dominant trends in sociolinguistic research.”
“This book is an ambitious one, covering a broad field — not only monologism and dialogism. It brings together many strands of current research in talk-in-interaction and the analysis and the analysis of discourse properties, as well as providing new insights and ideas. The work is a real contribution to the study of language.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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