Publication details [#66332]

Moraru, Mirona. 2019. “Arabic is the mother tongue of Islam”: Religion and the reproduction of Arabic among second-generation British-Arab immigrants in Cardiff, UK. Multilingua 38 (3) : 313–334.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper uses Pierre Bourdieu’s model of linguistic production and circulation to assay the oral linguistic biographies of six second-generation British-Arabs in Cardiff in order to grasp the conditions which allow the production, reproduction and negotiation of linguistic practices with Arabic in Cardiff despite their illegality.