The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics comprises 22 chapters encompassing various aspects in the study of Arabic dialects within their sociolinguistic context.

This is a novel volume, which not only includes the traditional topics in variationist sociolinguistics, but also links the sociolinguistic enterprise to the history of Arabic and to applications of sociolinguistics beyond the theoretical treatment of variation. Newly formed trends, with an eye to future research, form the backbone of this volume.

With contributions from an international pool of researchers, this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of Arabic sociolinguistics, as well as to linguists interested in a concise, rounded view of the field.

chapter 1|11 pages

Arabic sociolinguistics

Principles and epistemology
Edited ByEnam Al-Wer, Uri Horesh

part I|31 pages

Historical aspects

chapter 3|14 pages

Variation in Old Arabic

ByJonathan Owens

part II|103 pages

Dimensions of variation

chapter 4|16 pages

Regional variation

ByWilliam M. Cotter, Rudolf de Jong

chapter 5|18 pages

Confessional varieties

ByClive Holes

chapter 6|12 pages

Style and sociolinguistics

ByJonathan Owens

chapter 7|13 pages

Traditional dialects

ByBruno Herin

chapter 8|11 pages

Dialect contact and urban dialects

ByÁngeles Vicente

chapter 9|17 pages

Peripheral varieties

ByGeorge Grigore

chapter 10|14 pages

Arabic-based pidgins and creoles

ByStefano Manfredi, Fida Bizri

part III|52 pages

Levels of analysis

chapter 11|18 pages

Phonological and morphological variation

ByAziza Al-Essa

chapter 12|16 pages

Prosodic variation

BySam Hellmuth

chapter 13|46 pages

Syntactic variation

ByLina Choueiri

part IV|39 pages

Aspects of sociolinguistics in the Maghreb

chapter 14|11 pages

Variation and koinéization in the Maghreb *

ByLeila Messaoudi

chapter 15|13 pages

Morphosyntactic variation

Focus on Maltese and other western varieties
ByMaris Camilleri

chapter 16|13 pages

Diglossia and the normalization of the vernacular

Focus on Tunisia
ByLotfi Sayahi

part V|7 pages

Language and ideology

chapter 17|16 pages

Form and ideology revisited

ByNiloofar Haeri, William M. Cotter

chapter 18|16 pages

Ideologies in language contact situations

The case of Arabic–Hebrew in Palestine *
ByNancy Hawker

part VI|56 pages

Applied sociolinguistics

chapter 19|11 pages

Sociolinguistics and the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language

ByPeter Glanville

chapter 20|12 pages

From an MSA-only to a fully integrated Arabic foreign language curriculum

ByMunther Younes, Elizabeth Huntley

chapter 21|14 pages

Diglossia and language development

ByReem Khamis-Dakwar, Karen Froud