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By Nathalie Mazraani

This socio-linguistic learn throws new mild on version and the defining of check in in Arabic political discourse. The examine relies on 3 dialects (Egyptian, Iraqi and Libyan) and on political speeches introduced via Gamal Abdunnasir, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Al Gadhdhafi.

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E. to represent one aspect of the language of public speaking and political discourse which combines MSA, mixed and dialectal elements. 4 DEFINING SEQUENCES Sequences play a part in indicating the sociocultural status of an item, since they show its typical use. We have discussed how to formally classify an individual language item as MSA, dialectal or Methodology 39 shared, but passages are also categorizable as MSA, dialectal and, mixed. g. preformative, vowel patterning, phonemes, in a sequence but we do not consider the raw number of dialectal or MSA elements within the sequences (say, 3 dialectal features and 1 MSA feature) as crucial.

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I believe this distinctive language form and function is valid and perceptible not only in the political arena but seems to be true of discourse and conversation in general: whether we want to give authority to a conversational point or whether we are explaining a concept, linguistic and extralinguisitc elements vary accordingly. Although the obvious limitations of this work reside in the fact that data consist of a small number of speech extracts spoken by one informant from each country, this study is nonetheless a first attempt to examine political discourse in any depth across a range of Arab speech communities.

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