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Prosodic Variation

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Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics
DateSubmitted - 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 29 Jan 2019
DatePublished (current) - 25 Jun 2019
EditorsEnam Al-Wer, Uri Horesh
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781315722450
ISBN (Print)9781138853966


Research on prosodic variation in Arabic – that is, in relation to suprasegmental features such as word stress, rhythm and intonation – offers much scope for potentially fruitful future research. This chapter equips researchers in Arabic sociolinguistics with the tools to identify potential prosodic variables to study, by setting up a working definition of what prosody is, by situating Arabic within the range and scope of observed cross-linguistic prosodic variation, and by summarising those studies which have already investigated prosodic variation in Arabic. The chapter also outlines some desiderata for future research on sociolinguistically-conditioned prosodic variation in Arabic.

    Research areas

  • prosody, word stress, rhythm, intonation

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