Arabic Language Reality between Globalization and Identities Conflict

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This study attempts to investigate the linguistic reality that the Arabic language faces at three levels: First, the globalization and linguistic imperialism that imposed the English language under the new world order, creating bilingualism or multilingualism. Second, the identity conflict between Arabic nationalism, represented by standard Arabic, and nation-states represented by their dialects. Third, the linguistic entities (pidgin) created by economically, politically, and socially oppressed groups, have not been integrated into the societies where they moved to. Therefore, they have created a fragile system of communication consisting of the two languages combination. This paper, hence, tries to analyze the linguistic phenomena, the identities conflict, and their implications on the Arabic language by extrapolating some written samples and exploring its reflections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-106
Number of pages13
JournalDirasat: Human and Social Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Identity
  • bilingualism
  • dialect
  • diglossia
  • globalism
  • pidgin
  • standard Arabic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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