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The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Youssef A. Haddad


This book analyses the sociopragmatics of attitude datives in four Levantine Arabic varieties; these are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, and Palestinian Arabic. Attitude datives are optional pronominal pragmatic markers that serve two broad functions: (i) an evaluative function to express a stance toward an issue or an object, and/or (ii) a relational function to manage (e.g., affirm, challenge) relationships between social actors. The study provides ample data from a variety of sources: soap operas, movies, plays, talk shows, social media, and so on. It is supplemented with short videos of most ... More

Keywords: sociopragmatics, attitude datives, Levantine Arabic, Syrian Arabic, Lebanese Arabic, Jordanian Arabic, Palestinian Arabic, stance, pragmatic markers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474434072
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Youssef A. Haddad, author
University of Florida