Factors determining the linguistic and cultural outcomes of language contact among two caucasian ethnic communities in Jordan : a comparative sociolinguistic study

Other Title(s)

العوامل التي تحدد النتائج اللغوية و الثقافية للتماس اللغوي بين مجموعتين عرقيتين قوقازيتين في الأردن : دراسة مقارنة لغوية اجتماعية

Dissertant

Abu Shanab, Marwan Harun

Thesis advisor

Abu Hilal, Abd al-Rahman

University

Middle East University

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

This study aims to investigate the linguistic outcomes of language contact among the Circassian and Chechen of Jordan with relation to Arabic and to explore their cultural outcomes of culture contact with relation to Arabic.

It also aims to describe the factors that determine the outcomes of language and culture contact among them and Arabic.

To achieve the goals of the study, the researcher collected data by means of three instruments; the community profile technique, interviews, and a sociolinguistic questionnaire.

The researcher selected a sample of 50 Circassian and Chechen respondents who were selected purposively through the ‘’snowball’’ strategy, in addition to five Circassians and four Chechens interviewee.

An overall analysis of the sociolinguistic questionnaire, interviews and pilot questionnaire indicate that the linguistic outcomes of Circassians and Chechens of Amman, Jordan are as follows: Chechens are highly committed to their mother tongue language more than Circassians as they are experiencing a noticeable gradual shift in their ethnic language towards Arabic.

In addition, Circassians and Chechens borrowed many words from Arabic.

They switch from their ethnic language to Arabic because of the clarity that Arabic language has.

Moreover, while Circassians and Chechens face similar phonological interference, Circassians only faced grammatical interferences.

Both ethnic minorities use their mother tongue languages informally and orally.

The study concluded that there are similarities and differences between Circassians’ and Chechens’ cultural outcomes represented by their awareness about their traditional cuisines.

They share similar awareness of behavior about their folklore as well.

However, there is a noticeable bicultural behavior of Circassians and Chechens.

Nonetheless, both ethnic groups preserved their refined traditional ethics, both of them have avoided, neglected and deviated from some of their traditional marriage habits.

In addition, they are aware of their ancestor’s history.

The study revealed also that Circassians have a slight lean towards the external marriage more than Chechens Finally, the study showed that the close relationships among members of both ethnic communities along with roles of home and family were the major factors that determine the linguistic and cultural outcomes.

Moreover, there are fundamental factors which determine the linguistic outcomes such as lack of educational institutes that teach Chechen and Circassian languages

Main Topic

Languages

Topics

No. of Pages

164

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Method and procedures.

Chapter Four : Results of the study.

Chapter Five : Discussion, conclusions, and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abu Shanab, Marwan Harun. (2020). Factors determining the linguistic and cultural outcomes of language contact among two caucasian ethnic communities in Jordan : a comparative sociolinguistic study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970887

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abu Shanab, Marwan Harun. Factors determining the linguistic and cultural outcomes of language contact among two caucasian ethnic communities in Jordan : a comparative sociolinguistic study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970887

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abu Shanab, Marwan Harun. (2020). Factors determining the linguistic and cultural outcomes of language contact among two caucasian ethnic communities in Jordan : a comparative sociolinguistic study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970887

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-970887