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Nabaa Haitham Mohammed
Tahar Salah alawi


      The dialect is a reflection of the shared understanding and communication needs of a community. It is shaped by the way people are raised in relation to the characteristics of their tribe or group. It symbolized a specific linguistic milieu that played a crucial role in  exchanging language which serves as a means for  expressing  intentions and requirements. The dialect's pronunciation, as reported by its speakers, has garnered considerable attention in research. Thus, there has been a competition among ancient and modern Arab scholars, particularly orientalists, to observe and categorize these dialects based on their phonetic, morphological, grammatical, and semantic characteristics. What captivates the attention is the exploration of orientalist studies, specifically the perspectives of orientalists on ancient Arabic dialects. We are intrigued by the endeavor to analyze linguistic orientalism within the realm of dialectal studies. Numerous studies have delved into Arabic dialects through their scholarly works, research, and educational programs. Orientalists, irrespective of their intentions, have played a significant role in revitalizing the study of Arabic dialects, fostering a keen interest in their examination, investigation, classification, and organization.


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Mohammed, N. H., & alawi, T. S. (2024). Linguistic Criticism of Orientalist Writings in Arabic Dialects. Journal of Tikrit University for Humanities, 31(6), 59–80.


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