Special Issue on New Trends in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Submission Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Department of Human Sciences and Islamic Civilisation, University of Oran, Oran, Algeria
  • Guest Editor
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    • Dendane Zoubir
      Faculty of Letters and Foreign Languages, Department of English, University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria
    • Bachir Bouhania
      Department of English, University of Adrar, Adrar, Algeria
    • Benmoussat Smail
      Faculty of Letters and Foreign Languages, University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria
    • Moulfi Leila
      Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Oran, Oran, Algeria
    • Boukreris Louafia
      Department of English, University of Oran, Oran, Algeria
    • Montasser Mahmoud
      English Language Department, College of Languages and Translation, Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Jihad Hamdan
      Department of English, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
    • Jihan Zayed
      English Department, Humanities and Administration College, Qassim Private Colleges, Buraidah, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
    • Solomia Fedushko
      Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
    • Teguh Budiharso
      Center of Language and Culture Studies, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Introduction

    This special issue is concerned with topics in Arabic Sociolinguistics and focuses particularly on language variation and change, Diglossia, Code-Switching, language contact and language policies. It discusses and opens debates around the various new approaches, models and frameworks applied to different settings relevant to the study of many aspects of the Arabic language. This particular issue provides insghts into the understanding of sociolinguistic phenomena associated to the varieties, dialects, styles and registers of Arabic with empirical evidence from qualitative and quantitative perspectives.

    The scopes of this issue includes, but not limited to, these topic areas : ecolinguistics, contact linguistics, and language policies. Researchers interested in the following topics are warmly invited to submit their papers.

    Aims and Scope:

    Ecolinguistic Structures and Langage Contact in Arabic
    Arabic Dialects and Ecolinguistic Variation
    Diglossia, Linguistic Variation and Code-Switching in Arabic
    Current Perspectives on Arabic Diglossia
    Arabic Language in Contact with other Languages : Berber, Spanish, French and English
    The process of Arabization and Language Policy in The Arab World
    Levelling and Language change in Arabic
    Sociolinguistic Variation, Attitudes and Identity Construction in relevance to Arabic
    Phonetic/Phonological Perspectives on Arabic
    Minority Languages, Attitudes and Identity Negociation in the Arab World
    Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Arabic
    Arabic Language in the School : debates, methods and issues
    Arabic Language in the media : Perspectives and Prospects
    Arabic Diglossia and its Implications on Language Learning
    Arabic Language in the Diaspora
    Arabic as a Foreign Language : Perceptions, Attitudes and Implications
    Language use and communities of practice in Arab speaking countries
    Borrowing, Code-Switching, Code-Mixing and Social Networks in Arab speaking countries

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.journaloflanguage.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.