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Friday, January 4, 2013

A Note on Gulf "Arabics"

Regular readers know I'm interested in Arabic dialects and the questions raised by widespread diglossia, so I thought I'd toss this your way: Saqer Almarri on "Language Diversity in the Gulf: The Arabics" (sic). I'm not really qualified to comment on the specific dialects, but it seems germane to the discussion.

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