Internet Discourse of Arab- American Groups. A Study of Web Linguistics

Author: Hussein, Lutfi
This work examines the discursive construction of social identity of Arab-American groups on the World Wide Web (WWW).


“. . . another breakthrough in Arab American scholarship. . . . Hussein’s analysis is systemic and offers a number of important conclusions, primarily his discovery that ethnic identity can be interpolated in discernable ways through the mediative of internet technology.” – Prof. Steven Salaita, Virginia Tech

“Studies like this one contribute to mutual understanding, to the breaking of stereotypically created social identities through discourse, triggering new perceptions of identity constructs in the readership.”– Prof. Rosana Dolón, University of València

“. . . situated to fill a gap in understanding an important set of communities in the United States identified as Arab- American- a community that has been too often grouped with little discussion of distinctive and complex world views. . . . [Hussein] provides insight into shared as well as distinctive characteristics of text through which community members construct themselves and by which readers and researchers can identify the features that tease out the complex multimodal structures that index this identity in relationship to the group and to non-group readers who open these sites.” – Prof. Karen L. Adams, Arizona State University

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Steven Salaita
1. The Analysis of Online Sources
2. Corpus Linguistics (Quantitative Analysis)
3. Lexicogrammar (Qualitative Analysis
4. Analysis of Multimodality
5. CDA, Corpora, and Identity Bibliography
a. References
b. Websites