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Sociolinguistic Impact of Ethnic-State Policies

The Effects on the Language Development of the Arab Population in Israel


Salma Arraf-Baker

Contents: Historical Background – Hebrew Language Revitalisation – Politics: Jewish-Arab Attitudes and the Emergence of Political Conflict – The Legal Status of the Arab Citizens in Israel: Equal but not Fully Equal – Education and Language Policies – Vocabulary Diffusion as Indexical of Sociopolitical Change-Induced Acculturation – Interplay of Social and Structural Factors in Borrowing – Language Maintenance and Not Shift.