Language Ideology and Socialist Realism in Arabic and Turkish

The MES Brown Bag Lecture Series


By looking at the work of the Egyptian author Yusuf Idris and the Turkish author Orhan Kemal, this talk will show how recent work in sociolinguistics on language ideology can help us to understand the stylistics of socialist realism and specifically the relationship between dialogue and narration. The talk will also discuss briefly the importance of a comparative approach for studying language ideology and the interesting parallels between Turkish and Arabic forms of language anxiety. 

Matthew Chovanec is a PhD student in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. He is currently writing his dissertation on the role of language ideology on the novel in Egypt and Turkey.

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

Calhoun Hall (CAL), 516
204 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, World & Culture


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni


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