Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology, Language Anxiety and Language Policy

This lecture was given by Prof. Yasir Suleiman on January 28, 2016 as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Professor Yasir Suleiman is the Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa’id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies and Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is also chairman of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction and of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern studies. His numerous publications include: The Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Study in Ta‘lil (Edinburgh 1999), The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology (Washington DC and Edinburgh 2003), A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East (Cambridge 2004), and Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement (Oxford 2011).

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