A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

More on Arabic Dialects and the "Survival" of Arabic

The Arabic language is a frequent subject of discussion here, including the diglossia issue of colloquial (darija/‘ammiyya/lahja/etc.) versus formal/literary/fusha. Let me add to that the latest posts from the Arabizi blog: "The Fight for Arabic: But Which Arabic?", from which the image at left is taken, and a somewhat related post,. "'Who Says I Won't Be Cool Anymore if I Speak Arabic?': the Fight for Arabic," about a Lebanese effort to encourage Arabic use (and fully recognizing the exceptional case of Lebanon).

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