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John Eisele

Arabic pedagogy:

 Future work: textbook for teaching Arabic language

 “Developing frames of reference for assessment and curriculum design in a diglossic language: From skills to tasks and back again.” A Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century, ed. by Kassem Wahba et al., Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. (2005): 197-220 (pdf copy)

“Approaching Diglossia: Authority, Values, and Representations.” In Language Contact and Language Conflict Phenomena in Arabic: A Variation on a Sociolinguistic Theme, Aleya Rouchdy, editor, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2002): 3-23 (pdf copy)

 Arabic morphology: paradigmatic & non-paradigmatic (“associative”) modes:

 Future work: on non-paradigmatic or associative morphology (biradical hypothesis, sound symbolism, jinaas, etc.)

 “The Linguistic Representation of Arabic Morphology, or How Arabic Became Iambic.” al-Arabiyya 35 (2002): 1-59.(pdf copy)

“Artificial Punning in the Egyptian Arabic Ballad: a reinterpretation of structuralist poetics.” Language, vol. 73,4 (Dec. 1997): 751-769.  (pdf copy)   

 Arabic as a Cultural Icon:

 “Myths, values, and practice in the (Western) representation of Arabic.” International Journal of Sociology of Language (2003) 163:43-59. (pdf copy)

 

“The Linguistic Representation of Arabic Morphology, or How Arabic Became Iambic.” al-Arabiyya 35 (2002): 1-59. (pdf copy)

 

“Approaching Diglossia: Authority, Values, and Representations.” In Language Contact and Language Conflict Phenomena in Arabic: A Variation on a Sociolinguistic Theme, Aleya Rouchdy, editor, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2002): 3-23 (pdf copy)

 

“Representations of Arabic in Egypt, 1945-70.” Arab Studies Journal 7 (Fall 2000-Spring 2001): 151-175. (pdf copy)

 

“On the Description and Representation of Arabic: A review article of Modern Arabic, by Clive Holes.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 117,2 (April-June 1997): 325-331.  (pdf copy)

 

 Tense and Aspect:

 Arabic Verbs in Time: Tense and Aspect in Cairene Arabic. 1999. Semitica Viva Series (Otto Jastrow, Series Editor), Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz.

 “Aspect.” In Encyclopedia of Arabic Language & Linguistics. Vol. 1. Ed. By Kees Versteegh, Leiden: Brill (2006) 

 

“Egyptian Arabic Auxiliaries and the Category of AUX.” In Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics, vol.4 (1992):143-165, Ellen Broselow, Mushira Eid, & John McCarthy, eds., John Benjamins  (pdf copy)

 

“Aspectual Classification of Verbs and Predicates in Cairene Arabic.” In Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics, vol.2 (1990): 192-233, Mushira Eid & John McCarthy, eds., John Benjamins.  (pdf copy)

 

“Time Reference, Tense and Formal Aspect in Cairene Arabic.” In Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics, vol.1 (1990):173-212, Mushira Eid, ed., John Benjamins Publishing Co.   (pdf copy)

 

The Hollywood Eastern:

 

“The Wild East: Decoding the Language of Genre in the Hollywood Eastern.” Cinema Journal 41,4 (Summer 2002): 68-94. (pdf copy)

“Prototypes, cultural salience, and cognitive identification in Hollywood’s ‘eastern’ film genre” (completed article to be submitted for publication)

“A Natural History of the Hollywood Eastern” (completed article to be submitted for publication)

 

Film clips of easterns—examples of the “induction” (identity change):  (in Windows Media File format)--