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Arabic in the FrayLanguage Ideology and Cultural Politics$
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Yasir Suleiman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637409

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Arabic in the Fray

Yasir Suleiman

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter sets out the overarching methodology and main themes of the book. It deals with the distinction between language instrumentality and language symbolism in the study of language in the social world; the use of language as proxy to articulate socio-political issues in the extra-linguistic; constructivism; and the use of traditional text-based analysis in studying language ideology and cultural politics.

Keywords:   Language instrumentality, language symbolism, language as proxy, constructivism, text-based analysis

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