FACEBOOK WRITTEN LEVANTINE VERNACULAR LANGUAGES

  • Dua'a Abu Elhij'a

Abstract

Over the last fifteen years, in every Arabic-speaking country, young Arabic speakers have begun to write their spoken language in electronic media, such as Facebook, MSN Messenger, and so on.  The new way of writing in social media is a radical deviation from the traditional norm of writing the classical language—as well as what is commonly referred to as Modern Standard Arabic.  This study is presenting this phenomenon in the Levant— Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel/Palestine.

Author Biography

Dua'a Abu Elhij'a

Dua’a Abu Elhij’a is a Fulbright Scholar and Ph.D candidate in the department of linguistics at Indiana University Bloomington.  She holds an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Haifa, Israel, and her article is based upon her M.A. research and thesis.

Published
2012-05-31
How to Cite
Abu Elhij’a, D. (2012). FACEBOOK WRITTEN LEVANTINE VERNACULAR LANGUAGES. The Levantine Review, 1(1), 68-105. https://doi.org/10.6017/lev.v1i1.2157
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