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Arabic, Self and IdentityA Study in Conflict and Displacement$
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Yasir Suleiman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199747016

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747016.001.0001

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Names, Identity and Conflict

Names, Identity and Conflict

(p.142) Chapter 5 Names, Identity and Conflict
Arabic, Self and Identity

Yasir Suleiman

Oxford University Press

The chapter deals with the link between names and three notions in the social world: Self, identity, and conflict. Dealing with three categories of names: personal names, toponyms or place names, and code-names, this study starts from the assumption that it is the symbolic meanings of names, rather than their indexicality, that make them suitable to investigate from a sociolinguistic perspective. In identifying and analysing these meanings, the chapter uses a variety of data, including name pools, web-based materials, self-report data and literary compositions. Two modes of analysis will be applied in this chapter. Marco-level analyses will be provided to outline the major themes in names and naming from the twin perspectives of identity and conflict. These analyses will be augmented with the micro-level deconstruction of selected data to show the multi-layered nature of these perspectives.

Keywords:   toponyms, code-names, name pools, web-based materials, macro-level analysis, micro-level analysis

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