Politics and Sociolinguistic Reflexes

Palestinian border villages

| Bar-Ilan University, Israel
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This sociolinguistic study describes and analyzes an Israeli Palestinian border village in the Little Triangle and another village artificially divided between Israel and the West Bank, tracing the political transformations that they have undergone, and the accompanying social and cultural changes. These political, social and cultural forces have resulted in distinctive sociolinguistic patterns.
The primary explanation offered for the persisting linguistic frontier found in rural Palestinian communities is the continuing social, political, economic and cultural differences between Palestinian villages in Israel, and Palestinian villages in the West Bank. In the geopolitical and economic history of the villages, these distinctions have been maintained by the dissimilar treatment received by the two communities and their inhabitants under Israeli government policy. Exacerbated by the Palestinian Intifada, the relations of the Palestinian divided communities to each other and to the rest of the world have produced noticeable differences in economic, educational and cultural development. The sociolinguistic facts revealed in the language situation in the villages are study shown to be correlated with political and demographic differences.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 19]  1999.  xx, 261 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
xi
List of Tables
xiii
List of Figures and Maps
xv
1. Politics and Sociolinguistic reflexes
1
2. Political Changes and Socio-demographic Reflections
23
3. Networks of Contact and Communication
37
4. Political Economy
53
5. Education as an Agent of Change
67
6. Politics: The Palestinian Intifada
77
7. The Language Situation
89
8. Exploratory Studies of Natural Speech
105
9. Phonological and Morphological Variation
121
10. Lexical Variation: Integration and Diffusion Studies
149
11. Language Attitudes
167
12. Speech Accomodation and Variation
179
13. Demography, Identity and Language: Tying the Links
195
14. Epilogue
205
Bibliography
217
Appendices
235
Glossary
247
Index of Subjects
255
“This book makes a valuable contributions to sociolinguistics. It shows how radical social and political changes are reflected linguistically.



“I recommend this book to anyone interested in the interaction of language and society in general, and to anyone interested in particular in the Arab World and the Israeli-Palestinian situation, where it provided considerable insight.



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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99022264