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Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Reem Bassiouney


How is language used in Egyptian public discourse to illuminate the collective identity of Egyptians? How does this identity relate to language form and content? This book explores these questions by drawing on sources including newspaper articles, caricatures, blogs, patriotic songs, films, school textbooks, TV talk-shows, poetry, and novels. As well as furthering our understanding of the relationship between identity and language, it yields insights about the intricate ways in which media and public discourse help shape and outline identity through linguistic processes. The book offers an in ... More

Keywords: Egyptian public discourse, collective identity, Egyptians, Egyptian politics, caricatures, blogs, patriotic songs, Egyptian revolution, TV talk-shows, nationalist discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748689644
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reem Bassiouney, author
American University in Cairo