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Arabic in Modern Hebrew Texts: The Stylistics of Exophonic Writing

Mohamed Ahmed


In the late 1950s, Iraqi Jews were either forced or chose to leave Iraq for Israel. Finding it impossible to continue writing in Arabic in Israel, many Iraqi Jewish novelists faced the literary challenge of switching to Hebrew. Focusing on the literary works of the writers Shimon Ballas, Sami Michael and Eli Amir, this book examines their use of their native Iraqi Arabic in their Hebrew works. It examines the influence of Arabic language and culture and explores questions of language, place and belonging from the perspective of sociolinguistics and multilingualism. In addition, the book applie ... More

Keywords: Bilingualism, Arabic, stylistics, Hebrew, exophonic texts, code-switching, corpus stylistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474444439
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohamed Ahmed, author
University of Cambridge