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Educated Arabic
(3,160 words)

The terms ‘Educated Arabic’ (EA) or ‘Educated Spoken Arabic’ (ESA) are broad designations that refer to spoken Arabic showing the following features:

A higher, more formal register than the colloquial of primary discourses of familiarity among family and acquaintances;
A mix of literary and colloquia…

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Karin C. Ryding, “Educated Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 01 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0095>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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