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The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Youssef A. Haddad

Hardback (Forthcoming)
£75.00

Examines the social functions of attitude dative pronouns in four Arabic dialects

Analysing data from a variety of sources, including soap operas, movies, plays, talk shows and other audiovisual material, this book examines attitude datives - pragmatic markers that deal with interpersonal attitudes and relations - in Levantine Arabic. It examines four types of attitude dative in context to deepen our understanding of the interaction between social dimensions and pragmatic markers. Using data from Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Palestinian dialects it provides a valuable non-European perspective on language use.

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Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and other notes
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Attitude Datives in Social Context: The Analytic Tools
Chapter 3: Speaker-Oriented Attitude Datives in Social Context
Chapter 4: Hearer-Oriented Attitude Datives in Social Context
Chapter 5: Subject-Oriented Attitude Datives in Social Context
Chapter 6: Final Remarks
Bibliography

About the Author

Youssef A. Haddad is Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics at the University of Florida.