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Diglossia
(6,211 words)

In his 2001 inaugural speech at the 67th conference of the Arabic Language Academy (19 March–2 April), Šawqī Ḍayf, the president of the academy, openly accused the media of being carelessly oblivious, noting that fuṣḥā is “the language of all the peoples of the ʾumma [luġat šuʿūb al-ʾumma jamīʿan]” …

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Naima Boussofara Omar, “Diglossia”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0090>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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