Finding itself at the nexus of global interests in the Middle East, the sliver of land that is present-day Israel, West Bank and Gaza has generated innumerable books and textual studies, yet the Palestinian voice, in particular that of the Palestinian everyman, has been grossly under-represented, drowned out in the cacophony of other voices, claims and interests. Folk Stories and Personal Narratives in Palestinian Spoken Arabic provides a platform for narrators to give voice to the Palestinian version of events. By analysing the folk stories and personal narratives of a cross-section of Palestinians, Sirhan offers a detailed study of how content and sociolinguistic variables affect a narrator's language use and linguistic behaviour. This book will be of interest not only to Palestinians but to anyone engaged with narrative discourse, gender discourse, Arabic studies, refugee status, linguistics and folklore.throughout our lives and that they serve as the narrative foundations for all later narratives. ... worldofgood and bad, punishment and reward, thus providing children with the basic belief that it is better to be good than to be bad, for good is rewarded but evil punished. ... One such example would be Roald Dahla#39;s a#39; Revolting Rhymesa#39; which twist conventional fairytales andthusflout the readera#39;s expectations.
|Title||:||Folk Stories and Personal Narratives in Palestinian Spoken Arabic|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-05-09|