Global English and Arabic: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity by Ahmad Al-IssaGlobal English and Arabic: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity by Ahmad Al-Issa

Global English and Arabic: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity

EditorAhmad Al-Issa, Laila S. Dahan

Paperback | April 27, 2011

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This volume contains selected chapters from researchers and scholars concerning global English in the Arab world. It brings a new perspective to the phenomenon of global English as today’s lingua franca by focusing on an area of the world that is troubled by the spread of English. The book goes to the heart of a linguistic dilemma: the impact of global English on the Arabic language, Arab culture, and identity. New empirical evidence and insights into this problem are presented by a variety of researchers. The majority raise concerns about the long-term viability of Modern Standard Arabic in the face of global English. In light of the ever-expanding growth of global English, this book gives voice to the worries of people in the Arab world about maintaining their language, culture, and identity.
Ahmad Al-Issa is an Associate Professor of English and Linguistics in the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. His areas of research include intercultural communication, language and culture, global English, pragmatics, classroom research, and curriculum design. He earned his PhD in R...
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Title:Global English and Arabic: Issues of Language, Culture, and IdentityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:6 × 9 × 1 inPublished:April 27, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034302932

ISBN - 13:9783034302937

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Contents: Ahmad Al-Issa/Laila S. Dahan: Global English and Endangered Arabic in the United Arab Emirates – Salah Troudi/Adel Jendli: Emirati Students’ Experiences of English as a Medium of Instruction – Lynne Ronesi: Who Am I as an Arab English Speaker? Perspectives from Female University Students in the United Arab Emirates – Fatima Badry: Appropriating English: Languages in Identity Construction in the United Arab Emirates – Hassan R. Abdel-Jawad/Adel S. Abu Radwan: The Status of English in Institutions of Higher Education in Oman: Sultan Qaboos University as a Model – Silvia Pessoa/Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar: The Impact of English-medium Higher Education: The Case of Qatar – Fatma Faisal Saad Said: «Ahyaanan I text in English ‘ashaan it’s ashal »: Language Crisis or Linguistic Development? The Case of How Gulf Arabs Perceive the Future of their Language, Culture, and Identity – Elizabeth S. Buckner: The Growth of English Language Learning in Morocco: Culture, Class, and Status Competition – Raghda El Essawi: Arabic in Latin Script in Egypt: Who Uses It and Why? – Anissa Daoudi: Computer-mediated Communication: The Emergence of e-Arabic in the Arab World – John Andrew Morrow/Barbara Castleton: The Impact of Global English on the Arabic Language: The Loss of the Allah Lexicon – Nadine Sinno: Navigating Linguistic Imperialism, Cultural Hybridity, and Language Pedagogy.