University Interdisciplinarity Colloquium Talk: March 18, 2022

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The Limits of Sociolinguistics in Contemporary Jerusalem

Camelia Suleiman – Department of Linguistics Languages and Cultures

MARCH 18th, 2022
12PM-1PM EDT via Zoom

The 2018 Israeli Nationality Law defined Israel as a state for the Jewish people. What are the implications of this law on Jerusalem, with a population of roughly 500,000 Jews and 300,000 Palestinian Arabs? In particular, what are the sociopolitical implications on the daily life of the Arabic language in the city? This talk will focus on these two questions. This allows us to see the shortcomings of the traditional sociolinguistic methods in investigating intractable national conflicts, such as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Lastly, I will explore methodological remedies to these limits.

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Co-Sponsored by MSU Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities and the MSU Muslim Studies Program