Publication details [#64321]

Tosco, Mauro and Stefano Manfredi, eds. 2018. Arabic in Contact. (Studies in Arabic Linguistics 6). John Benjamins. vi, 372 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


The present volume provides an overview of current trends in the study of language contact involving Arabic. By drawing on the social factors that have converged to create different contact situations, it explores both contact-induced change in Arabic and language change through contact with Arabic. The volume brings together scholars who address a variety of topics related to contact-induced change, the emergence of contact languages, codeswitching, as well as language ideologies in contact situations. It offers insights from different theoretical approaches in connection with research fields such as descriptive and historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics, and language acquisition. It provides the general linguistic public with an updated overview and appreciation of themes and problems in Arabic linguistics and sociolinguists alike.