Sociolinguistics - Arabic Dialectology - LADO Practitioner
BA English & German (Jordan)
MA Linguistics (Manchester)
PhD Linguistics (Essex)
Dr. Enam Al-Wer is Senior
Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Essex. She is the author of
Sociolinguistics (Hodder 2011), and co-editor of Arabic in the City
(Routledge 2007) and Arabic dialectology (Brill 2009), in addition to
many articles on topics in historical sociolinguistics, variation and change,
dialect contact and new dialect formation. Her specialist area of research in
sociolinguistics focuses on modern Arabic dialects especially Levantine Arabic.
Outside academia, she is an activist for NGO projects in the Middle East
targeting the "less Privileged". She has been involved in LADO for ten years as
Expert Analyst and Advisor for state departments in Europe. She has been
involved in LADO discussions and panels, and participated in the 2010 ESF Workshop at
NIAS. In her capacity as a member of the
Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe (AIDA) she has contributed
to the endorsement of the Guidelines by AIDA.
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2011 fc. Understanding Sociolinguistics. Hodder.
2009. (with Rudolf De Jong.) Arabic dialectology. Studies in Semitic
Languages and Linguistics. Leiden: Brill.
2007. (Editor with Catherine Miller, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson.)
Arabic in the City: Issues in Dialect Contact and Language Variation.
2007. The formation of the dialect of Amman: from chaos to order. In C.
Miller, D. Caubet, J. Watson & E. Al-Wer (eds), Arabic in the City: Issues
in Dialect Contact and Language Variation, 55-76. London: Routledge-Curzon.
2005. Variation in Arabic. In The Encyclopedia of Language and
Linguistics (ms 1527). Oxford: Elsevier.
2005. Jordan (Language situation). In The Encyclopedia of Language and
Linguistics. Oxford: Elsevier.
2005. Amman Arabic. In Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
(lemma 2,04, central articles). Leiden: Brill.
2003. Variability reproduced: A variationist view of the Daad/Dhaa opposition
in modern Arabic dialects. In K. Versteegh, M. Haak & R. de Jong (eds) 2003,
Approaches to Arabic Dialectology, 21-31. Amsterdam: Brill Academic
2002. Jordanian and Palestinian dialects in contact: Vowel raising in Amman.
In Mari Jones & Edith Esch (eds.), Language Change. The interplay of
internal, external and Extra-linguistic factors, 63-79. Berlin: Mouton de
2002. Education as a speaker variable. In Aleya Rouchdy (ed.), Language
Contact and Language Conflict in Arabic. Variations on a sociolinguistic theme,
41-53. London: Routledge-Curzon.
1997. Arabic between reality and ideology. International Journal of
Applied Linguistics 7:2, 251-265.