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Language Choice and Romanization Online by Lebanese Arabic Speakers

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dc.contributor.author Bou Tanios, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-01T12:32:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-01T12:32:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/27669
dc.description Treball de fi de màster en Lingüística Teòrica i Aplicada
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates language use online by speakers of Lebanese Arabic, focusing in particular on their language choice in online contexts, and the Romanization of this variety of Arabic. Three Lebanese Arabic speakers with different linguistic backgrounds were interviewed, and samples of their online activities were collected and analysed. The findings show that the language choice of Lebanese Arabic speakers online generally resembles their offline linguistic practices and preferences, with Lebanese Arabic maintaining its informal character online in contrast with English and Standard Arabic, and displaying code-mixing among youth. The results also show that Romanization is inconsistent among speakers, and that one possible factor causing this inconsistency is the speaker's L2.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Àrab -- Dialectes -- Líban
dc.subject.other Àrab parlat -- Líban
dc.title Language Choice and Romanization Online by Lebanese Arabic Speakers
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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