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Lexical Variation: Modern Standard Arabic
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1. Lexical variation in Arabic

Lexical variation is an area of sociolinguistics which studies differences in certain lexical items used by various speech communities. This phenomenon can be attributed to many variables, such as the nature of the language itself, geography, social status, individual preferences, topic, hierarchy, language academies, media, etc. Moder…

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Ibrahim Zeinab, “Lexical Variation: Modern Standard Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0189>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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