In Arabic in Israel, Muhammad Amara analyses the status of Arabic following the creation of the State of Israel and documents its impact on the individual and collective identity of Israel’s Palestinian Arab citizens. The interplay of language and identity in conflict situations is also examined. This work represents the culmination of many years of research on Arabic linguistic repertoire and educational policy regarding the language of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. It draws all of these factors together while linking them to local, regional and global developments. Its perspective is interdisciplinary and, as such, examines the topic from a number of angles including linguistic, social, cultural and political.

chapter 1|23 pages

Language, Identity and Conflict

chapter 5|6 pages

Features of the Arabic Language in Israel

chapter 6|26 pages

Arabic in the Shadow of Hebraization

chapter 8|11 pages

Hebraization of Arabic Place Names

chapter 11|12 pages

Teaching Arabic in Jewish schools

Language of the neighbour or the enemy?

chapter 12|29 pages

Language Ideology and Attitudes

Arabic language academies and future vision documents

chapter 13|16 pages


Facing the challenges