Culture and Language
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1. Introduction

How the Arabic language shapes and is in turn shaped by its various cultural contexts is a complex question. This is so for a number of reasons. Although some aspects of culture become enc…

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Niloofar Haeri, “Culture and Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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