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HateSpeak in Contemporary Arabic Discourse

Author(s): Bahaa-eddin M. Mazid

Book Description

HateSpeak in Contemporary Arabic Discourse fills in an obvious gap in discourse studies on Arabic. After a detailed semantic and metaphorical account of hate in English and its equivalents in Arabic and an exploration of the causes of hate, the book illustrates major cases of hate and HateSpeak in contemporary Arabic discourse – Arabs vs. Israel, Sunnis vs. Shi’ites, Ahly vs. Zamalek, Egypt vs. Algeria, Men vs. Women, Rebel vs. Mainstream, and Sa’idi vs. Cairene. There is a separate section on HateSpeak in Arabic in the context of the revolutions in many Arab countries – the Arab Spring – with a focus on Egypt. The book contains a number of apt and interesting digressions on hate in general and hate in Arabic in particular, and a discussion of the issues involved in translating HateSpeak in Arabic. The ultimate goal is not to celebrate hate and HateSpeak, not to side with any party at the expense of another, but to provide a diagnosis followed by a number of remedies that may help convert HateSpeak into HeartSpeak.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3650-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3650-8
Date of Publication: 01/04/2012
Pages / Size: 170 / A5
Price: £34.99


Bahaa-Eddin M. Mazid is Professor of Linguistics and Translation, Sohag University, Egypt, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Translation Studies, United Arab Emirates University. He received a PhD in Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics in 1999; an MA in Language Acquisition and Contrastive Pragmatics in 1995; and an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). He has taught language, linguistics and translation in Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; done consultancy and teacher training work for the Fulbright Commission and the Academy of Educational Development; won many regional awards for writing in Arabic; and contributed to regional and international conferences and journals on linguistics, translation, and TEFL. His current research interests include pragmatics, stylistics, translation studies, the pragma-linguistics of virtual communities and critical discourse analysis.