What do Arabs in London speak?

“Immigrants to a new country bring their language into contact with each other and with those of existing population” (Edwards 1994, 33) Introduction There has been a long history of interaction and trade between Britain and the Arab world which can be traced back to the medieval time. During the nineteenth century, Yemeni sailors lived… Read More

Varieties of the Arabic Language

Note: These are parts of my Master’s dissertation “Arabic Language Maintenance Without Maintaining Spoken Arabic: A case study of ‘speaking Fusha’ at a weekend school in London”.  I was awarded a distinction on this research. I am hoping it will help answer some questions about Arabic sociolinguistics. I am also attaching the complete Dissertation. Abstract This study explores a… Read More