The impact of Hebrew on spoken Arabic in the Northern Areas of the West Bank Palestine : a case study of Palestinian workers working in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948

Other Title(s)

أثر اللغة العبرية على اللغة العربية المحكية في مناطق شمال الضفة الغربية في فلسطين : دراسة حالة لعمال و حرفيي قطاع الإنشاءات العاملين في مناطق الداخل الفلسطيني المحتل عام 1948

Dissertant

Inkhili, Nifin Burhan

Thesis advisor

al-Mahadin, Salam Khalid

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 research aims at investigating the impact of Hebrew on spoken Arabic in the northern West Bank of Palestine, with a focus on Palestinian workers whose daily jobs take them into the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948.

The study seeks to examine the reasons behind the replacement of Arabic technical terms with their Hebrew counterparts among these workers and whether this language model is limited to workers themselves or to the community at large.

Building on this, the study poses important questions about the possible impact of these coinages on the Arab Palestinian identity.

The study is based on a series of semi-structured interviews with 17 Palestinian laborers who work in various manual jobs inside Israel.

Results have revealed that the use of Hebrew technical terms is widely spread among Palestinians where this language model is widely spread among Palestinians in the West Bank, with some more prevalence among the construction workers who have access to inside 1948 occupied Palestine.

There are also some words that are commonly used by other West Bankers who do not access 1948 territories, however the study also reveal that the spread of this language model in daily spoken words is limited to some few words that most of them were first known to Palestinians with their Hebrew names.

Main Topic

Languages
Arabic Language

Topics

No. of Pages

74

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Background.

Chapter Two : Review of literature.

Chapter Three : Methodology of the study.

Chapter Four : The social practices of Hebrew incorporation within spoken standard Palestinian Arabic.

Chapter Five : The impact of Hebrew integrated language model at the community level in the west bank.

Chapter Six : Discussion, conclusions, and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Inkhili, Nifin Burhan. (2020). The impact of Hebrew on spoken Arabic in the Northern Areas of the West Bank Palestine : a case study of Palestinian workers working in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970894

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Inkhili, Nifin Burhan. The impact of Hebrew on spoken Arabic in the Northern Areas of the West Bank Palestine : a case study of Palestinian workers working in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970894

American Medical Association (AMA)

Inkhili, Nifin Burhan. (2020). The impact of Hebrew on spoken Arabic in the Northern Areas of the West Bank Palestine : a case study of Palestinian workers working in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970894

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-970894