|dc.contributor.author||Al-Amadidhi, Darwish Ghuloom Hussein Yousef||en
|dc.description.abstract||This thesis embodies the result of an investigation into two
linguistic variables: the (d3) and the (Q) in QD. The basic
issue tackled is this: are variations observed in these variables
rule governed? If so, are they linguistic or non-linguistic?
A close examination of the data has shown that the variables are
governed to a great extent by the class of lexical item containing
the variaoles. Moreover they have demonstrated co-variation with
paralinguistic factors such as social group membership, age, level
of education and style.
The social motivation for change and variation are highlighted.
Such processes occur as a result of status-ranking of local social
dialects and as a result of the tendency of the younger people to
modify their speech in the direction of the superimposed variety,
which is learnt at school. The impact of the process of
modernization on linguistic change is also examined.||en
|dc.publisher||University of Edinburgh||en
|dc.title||Lexical and sociolinguistic variation in Qatari Arabic||en
|dc.type.qualificationname||PhD Doctor of Philosophy||en