Language Conflict and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa

NEAR E 335
  • Quarters: Winter
  • General Education Requirements: VLPA, I&S

Explores social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on the relationship between language and national/ethnic identity from the perspective of group conflict. Considers language policies in colonial and post-colonial states, and individual strategies of accommodation and resistance to these policies.