Nationalism and Language
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1. Definition

Language is a communication tool and a cultural vehicle, which implies that it is also a reference for identifying ‘ours’ and ‘theirs’, a content of loyalty and hostility, of social and cultural sta…

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Elie Kallas, “Nationalism and Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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