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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2007

ARA 382C • VARIETIES & REGISTERS OF ARABIC

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42595 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
BEN 1.118
BRUSTAD, K

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Participation, weekly writing assignments, short presentations, research project. Well-prepared participation in class discussions 25% Weekly writing assignments 25% Presentations 15% Research project 35%

Texts

Haeri, Niloofar, Sacred Language, Ordinary People Suleiman, Yasser, The Arabic Language and National Identity Materials on Blackboard

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