Dialect Literature
(4,912 words)

1. Introduction

‘Dialect literature’ is defined for the purposes of this entry as materials written in colloquial Arabic to be read rather than heard. Thus, the materials described here are the product of a choice by their authors to disregard the norm, prevalent throughout the history of Arab…

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Humphrey T. Davies, “Dialect Literature”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0086>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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