DOMAINS OF USE
- MORE ON VITALITY
Although Western Neo-Aramaic is largely considered a dying language, it is still extremely active in the three villages the author visited, used within the home and around the village.
- SPEAKER ATTITUDE
- Arabic has prestige
- OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
- LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
Rural children occasionally don't learn much Arabic at home and then struggle with it in school. Their Neo-Aramaic often gets somewhat Arabic-ized (affixes, noun shape)