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Description - The Arabic Language and National Identity by Yasir Suleiman

The core focus of this study is Arab nationalism in the Middle East - an area in which there has been an ever-growing interest. Yasir Suleiman's approach to this area is unique in his linking of the role of language to the articulation of a nationalist ideology. Although the role of Arabic has always been considered vital, this is the first time it has been examined in relation to Arab nationalist discourse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748617074
ISBN-10: 0748617078
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yasir Suleiman

Professor Yasir Suleiman is the first holder of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Chair of Modern Arabic Studies and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His many published works include A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East (2004), The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology (2003), The Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Study in Tal'liil(1999), Literature and Nation in the Middle East (edited with Ibrahim Muhawi, 2006), Language and Society in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1999), Arabic Grammar and Linguistics (editor, 1998), Language and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1996) and Arabic Sociolinguistics: Issues and Perspectives (editor, 1994).

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