Middlebury
header image

ARBC0421

Arabic Linguistic Variation

Aspects of Arabic Linguistic Variation
In this course we will focus on aspects of Arabic linguistic variation across the Arab world. Topics will include: regional variation among major Arabic dialects in the lexicon and grammar; alternation in usage between Modern Standard Arabic and the vernacular dialects; and variation tied to literary, religious, and political discourse. Readings will consist of Arabic texts taken from a variety of sources, including print and non-print media, political speeches and commentaries, and the language of literature. This course will be taught in Arabic. (ARBC 0302 or equivalent) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Arabic
Department:
Arabic
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL LNG SOC
Equivalent Courses:
LNGT0421

Sections

Fall 2013

ARBC0421A-F13 Lecture (Soltan)