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Internet Bulletin Boards In Saudi Arabia: Analogues Of Change And Resistance

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This chapter examines examples of language variation in two Arabic novels, and discusses the nuances and attitudes conveyed therewith. In order to reach all Arab readers, to express and voice out realistic conditions of their communities, many writers develop new techniques to express their overwhelming flare-up and find out ways to break the old molds. This is the point which will be addressed in the following two examples. The first example is Banāt al-Riyādh, written by the Saudi woman writer Rajāʾ as-̣ Sạ̄ niʿ where an unprecedented attack is waged by the female protagonist against the customs and traditions of Saudi society, as represented by one of the Riyadh City Communities. It is the usage of that linguistic phenomenon and of diglossia as a linguistic reality that make another twenty first century novel, ʿImārat Yaʿqūbiyān "The Yacoubian Building" by Egyptian novelist ʿAlāʾ al-Aswānī, a relevant one.

Keywords:Arabic novels; linguistic varieties; twenty-first century

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