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Volume :43 Issue : 2 2015      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

A Social Science Exploration of Tunisian Women's French Language and Adaa Discourses

Auther : Mahmoud Dhaouadi

This paper deals with Tunisian women's more widespread use of French and Adبa (word cursing) than their Tunisian male counterparts. Arab sociologists have hardly paid attention to gender and language/speech while Western social scientists have extensively tackled the topic in their studies. This article may be considered a pioneering effort in the exploration of the social psychological and cultural factors behind the differences in language/discourse use between the twoTunisian sexes. Both Adبa and French more frequent use by Tunisian women are analyzed through the concept of 'the Other Under development' . As such, the thesis of this paper underlines the positive perception Tunisian women and men have of the use of the French language. This is found to be strongly correlated today with symptoms of negative perception of Arabic and confused troubled Tunisian identity of especially many literary and educated Tunisian women and men.
Key words: French language, Tunisian women, Adبa, the Other Under development, Tunisian troubled identity, Pecking order, Sex, Gender, Linguistic Under development.
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