Contesting linguistic repression and endurance: Arabic in the Andalusian linguistic landscape

Said, Imam Ghazali and Rohmah, Zuliati Contesting linguistic repression and endurance: Arabic in the Andalusian linguistic landscape. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 26 (3). pp. 1865-1881. ISSN 2231-8534

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Abstract

The present article portrays the use of Arabic in the Andalusian linguistic landscape (LL) where Arabic was used in the past as a lingua franca for eight centuries, banned since the Reconquest and is used nowadays as a minority language. Data were collected from road signs, public signs and signs in some specific places in the Andalusia region, field notes, and interviews with two informants. In the light of theories of ethnolinguistic vitality, language economy and power, and collective identity, the data analysis shows that Arabic is used in the Andalusian LL in three different circles, which are dissimilar to the three discourse frames found out in the previous study that identifies economic reasons as the main source of tension between the government’s monolingualism ideology and the local people’s ideology of multilingualism. In addition to commercial purposes, Arabic is apparent in Andalusia as a sign of vitality against language repression and as a way to build collective identity among the Muslims.

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Said, Imam Ghazali
imamghazalisaid@gmail.com
2012026001
Rohmah, Zuliati
zettira73@gmail.com
2003037303
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic language; Spanish history; the Andalusian linguistic landscape
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200409 Arabic Linguistics > 20040999 Arabic Linguistics not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Bahasa dan Sastra Arab
Depositing User: Abdun Nashir
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 04:13
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 04:13
URI: http://repository.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/905

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