Geographical areas and their impact on the formation of the standard Arabic language (Case study of news editorials and prose in the Arabic daily press)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Professor, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Allameh Tabataba’i University

2 Asistant professor in Department of Arabic language and literature of ilam university



If the media creates new terms, they will add many words to the dictionary of people's lives, including foreign and slang words. There is no doubt that the press has a large share of the influence of geography and is distinguished by its regional characteristics. The present study intends to examine two categories of newspapers in Arabic countries that have a traditional and modern approach country far from the West, such as Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Jordan, have a traditional view, and newspapers with a new, pro-Western approach such as Algeria, Tunisia, and Palestine and Lebanon. The importance of this research is to find the deconstructions in the news texts and provide them to other researchers to force the media to enrich the capacities of the Arabic language and take advantage of all the possibilities of this language, the grounds for the growth and development of the Arabic press. Provide. The results of this study show that the language of newspapers that have a tendency to traditional style and standard language and are geographically far from Western countries, unlike modern newspapers in Arab countries that are spatially close to Western countries. The more, the fewer syntactic errors are seen in them, and also the desire for slang words and foreign style is less expressed in them. The research findings indicate that the influence of countries such as Algeria, Tunisia, and Sudan from Western countries is a product of their geographical proximity to the West.


Volume 11, Issue 23
March 2022
Pages 281-316
  • Receive Date: 31 December 2021
  • Revise Date: 25 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 09 March 2022
  • First Publish Date: 09 March 2022