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Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

ISBN: 9780748699940
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Edition: Reprint
Publication Date: 2015-02-01
Number of pages: 416
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How is language used in Egyptian public discourse to illuminate the collective identity of Egyptians? How does this identity relate to language form and content? These questions are explored in this book, using a broad selection of data, including newspaper articles, caricatures, blogs, patriotic songs, films, school textbooks, TV talk-shows, poetry and novels. As well as furthering our understanding of the relationship between identity and language in general, Language and Identity in Modern Egypt also yields insights about the intricate ways in which media and public discourse help shape and outline identity through linguistic processes.

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