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This chapter examines the use of modern standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian colloquial Arabic (ECA) in talk shows. The author sheds light on code-choice and code-switching by women in relation to identity. The only difference between the MSA and the ECA realisations of the same verb is in the vowel pattern and syllable structure. MSA in Egypt, people tend to drop case and mood endings except in the most elevated (especially religious) discourse. Four women from different parts of the Arab world discuss current issues in the Arab world and the world in general. Identity is defined by Lakoff (2006: 142) as "a continual work in progress, constructed and altered by the totality of life experience". The linguistic resources available to women in the programs analysed include code choice and code switching.

Keywords:Arab world; code-choice; code-switching; Egypt; Egyptian colloquial Arabic (ECA); modern standard Arabic (MSA); talk shows

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This chapter considers some of the changes that have taken place, particularly in British newspapers over the last few centuries. It assesses the role of newspapers today, both in England and elsewhere. The chapter points out that as globalization spreads, the same media styles are spreading worldwide. Newsbooks, the 17th century forerunners of newspapers, were published every few days, whenever the compilers thought they had accumulated sufficient material. The commonest type of structure in modern newspapers may be the "inverted pyramid", basically an upside down triangle. The role of journalists is often thought to be straightforward: they provide information about recent events, especially juicy shock-horror stories which will capture readers' attention. Newspapers provide a comforting sense of normalcy and also of continuation.

Keywords:British newspapers; journalists; media styles

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This chapter examines the use of modern standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian colloquial Arabic (ECA) in talk shows. The author sheds light on code-choice and code-switching by women in relation to identity. The only difference between the MSA and the ECA realisations of the same verb is in the vowel pattern and syllable structure. MSA in Egypt, people tend to drop case and mood endings except in the most elevated (especially religious) discourse. Four women from different parts of the Arab world discuss current issues in the Arab world and the world in general. Identity is defined by Lakoff (2006: 142) as "a continual work in progress, constructed and altered by the totality of life experience". The linguistic resources available to women in the programs analysed include code choice and code switching.

Keywords:Arab world; code-choice; code-switching; Egypt; Egyptian colloquial Arabic (ECA); modern standard Arabic (MSA); talk shows

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