REBc46 Language and Society in the Greek and Arab worlds
This course explores what Greek and Gulf Arabic societies do with their languages. Major themes include issues of language planning and policies in multilingual societies and linguistic landscaping, namely the use of language in the public sphere. In addition, the relationship between language and politics, as well as language and media will be discussed. The course also deals with the symbolic role of language in constructing social class, national, regional, tribal, and ethnic identities.