Freie Universität Berlin


Language Ideology: Arabic, the Arabs and Language Anxiety

19.05.2016 | 16:00 - 19:00

World Philologies Seminar mit Yasir Suleiman (University of Cambridge/Doha Institute for Graduate Studies) und Chair: Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin)

Die Veranstaltung ist Teil des World Philologies Seminar des Forschungsprogramms „Zukunftsphilologie. Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship" (Forum Transregionale Studien in Kooperation mit der FU Berlin) und findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Standing at odds with some of the axioms of modern linguistic theory in its structural iteration, language ideology enables us to situate language in its socio-political context. Taking Arabic as an example, the lecture will explore the different meanings of language ideology, identify some of its types, specify some of the major sites from which it can be culled and set out some of the principles that guide this enterprise. The lecture will also investigate how this ideology relates to Arabic language anxiety as an emerging trope of Arabic language culture.

Making a distinction between language anxiety and language fear, the lecture proposes a link to language policy from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The lecture will link fear to corpus-planning and anxiety to status planning as two overarching concepts in language policy.

Zeit & Ort

19.05.2016 | 16:00 - 19:00

Freie Universität Berlin, Holzlaube
Raum 2.2051, Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh, E-mail:, Internetadresse:, Forum Transregionale Studien: