ARA 382C • VARIETIES & REGISTERS OF ARABIC
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
This course explores concepts of language register and variety across the history of Arabic, from the present day to data from pre-Islamic times recorded by medieval Arab grammarians. We will investigate the history of language variation as it has been portrayed and recorded and the ideologies about that history in Arabic and Western scholarship. To be conducted in Arabic, with readings in both Arabic and English.
Participation, weekly writing assignments, short presentations, research project. Well-prepared participation in class discussions 25% Weekly writing assignments 25% Presentations 15% Research project 35%
Haeri, Niloofar, Sacred Language, Ordinary People Suleiman, Yasser, The Arabic Language and National Identity Materials on Blackboard