Terms of endearment in omani arabic

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Abstract

In Omani Arabic, terms of endearment are formed by women to project an identity that reveals not only intimacy and friendship, but also inferiority and subordination. Their use reveals gender differentiation whereby women are expected to assume an independent role that gives them power and detachment from families. This study documents the linguistic richness and creativity of Omani Arabic terms of endearment as used in Omani society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-404
Number of pages16
JournalAnthropological Linguistics
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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