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Arabic borrowing of the Hebrew word menahēl ‘manager’: Articulations and ideologies

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Ideologies, or ways of understanding one’s relation to the world, impede or encourage, and affect the form of, language contact practices such as borrowing and codeswitching. This is illustrated by the pragmatic functions – informative or humorous – of the Israeli Hebrew word menahēl ‘boss’ in Palestinian Arabic. By using ‘boss’ in an ironic sense, to refer to a self-important ‘big-head’, Palestinians are expressing their stance by means of a Hebrew loanword, to take a dig at the powers that ...

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Published
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Reviewed (other)
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1075/sal.6.17haw

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University of Oxford
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Humanities Division
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Oriental Studies Faculty
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Series:
Studies in Arabic Linguistics
Publication date:
2018-07-10
Acceptance date:
2014-07-31
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pubs:822959
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uri:115a536b-e164-451c-ad48-b586b8166af3
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uuid:115a536b-e164-451c-ad48-b586b8166af3
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pubs:822959
ISBN:
9789027263629

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