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Séminaire doctoral - Pratiques langagières - terrains, méthodes, théories
Animé par I. Léglise et V. Muni Toke
Villejuif - Bât.D - S.511 - 14h00-18h00

Nancy Hawker (Oriental Institute, Oxford)
How Palestinian citizens of Israel articulate ideologies bilingually

Some Palestinian citizens of Israel report speaking a variety of Arabic with borrowed Hebrew elements, which they call “‘Arabrāni” (Arabrew?). This is a hybrid code, but it does not correspond to a hybrid identity, at least not if one defines identity - as is programmatically done in the Palestinian-Israeli context - as national identity which is the product of nationalist ideology.
What ideology, then, is articulated with the mixed Arabic with Hebrew speech of some Palestinian citizens? Can one detect the operative ideology – a way of understanding the world – from the space the code is given in daily speech, from the topics that this code is used for, and from the attitudinal reactions to it by interlocutors and speakers?
With evidence from fieldwork on the campaigning trail of Palestinian candidates for the March 2015 parliamentary elections, we will be better equipped to investigate these questions.