Uri Horesh

List of John Benjamins publications for which Uri Horesh plays a role.



Styles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages

Edited by Uri Horesh, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff

Special issue of Language Ecology 4:1 (2020) v, 130 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Contact Linguistics | Evolution of language | Historical linguistics | Language acquisition | Language policy | Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Horesh, Uri, Enam Al-Wer, Deema Alammar and Moayyad Al-Bohnayyah 2022 Dialect contact and change in the Arabic feminine ending morphemePerspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXXIII: Papers selected from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Toronto, Canada, 2019, Ali, Abdel-Khalig and Atiqa Hachimi (eds.), pp. 27–50
The unbound feminine ending for nouns and adjectives in Arabic has two main forms: an a-type vowel and an e-type vowel. We examine processes of language change vis-à-vis this morphophonemic variable in four dialects, two in the Levant and two in the Arabian Peninsula. We show that somewhat… read more | Chapter
Horesh, Uri 2020 Stylistic variation in read Arabic: A case study from PalestineStyles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages, Horesh, Uri, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds.), pp. 55–72
The study of variation in Arabic vernaculars has come a long way since its beginnings as a misguided endeavor to compare features in these contemporary dialects to cognate features in Standard Arabic (Classical or Modern) and view any differences as results of language change. We now recognize that… read more | Article
Meyerhoff, Miriam, Maya Ravindranath Abtahian, Roey J. Gafter, Uri Horesh, Jonathan R. Kasstan, Peter Keegan and Jeanette King 2020 Styles, standards and meaning: Issues in the globalisation of sociolinguisticsStyles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages, Horesh, Uri, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds.), pp. 1–16
Style, in the study of variation and change, is intimately linked with broader questions about linguistic innovation and change, standards, social norms, and individual speakers’ stances. This article examines style when applied to lesser-studied languages. Style is both (i) the product of… read more | Introduction