Posted on 11-Jul-2019
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In linguistics, diglossia is defined as a situation in which two dialects or languages are used by a single language community. When it comes to Arabic, the key word in this definition is “used”.
We have established in the previous article that Arabic is diglossal, and that Fus’ha Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic - MSA) is the variant of Arabic used in the media, written or spoken. But why is this significant?