Folk Stories and Personal Narratives in Palestinian Spoken Arabic

A Cultural and Linguistic Study

  • Authors
  • Nadia R. Sirhan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 18-39
  4. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 40-65
  5. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 66-77
  6. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 78-107
  7. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 108-117
  8. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 118-184
  9. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 185-217
  10. Nadia R. Sirhan
    Pages 218-227
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 228-256

About this book


By analysing the folk stories and personal narratives of a cross-section of Palestinians, Sirhan offers a detailed study of how content and sociolinguistic variables affect a narrator's language use and linguistic behaviour. This book will be of interest to anyone engaged with narrative discourse, gender discourse, Arabic studies and linguistics.


Palestine oral narratives folklore folktales code-switching Palestinian dialects Arabic refugees discourse gender language

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45951-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32576-1
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