The Origin-Affiliation effect on Dialect Maintenance

  • Mahmoud Mamdouh Baker Nassar Doctor, Ministry of Education, Jordan
  • Mohammad Shatanawi Supervisor of English Program, Islamic Educational College, Jordan
Keywords: Attitude, community, dialect, maintenance, shift, Syrian


This paper aims at finding out if the Syrian refugees' dialect in Irbid is in a process of maintenance or in a process of being transformed or modified. In this paper, the data were collected via a questionnaire, interviews, and recording for some meetings. The study investigates the Syrian dialect use, domain, and the Syrians attitude toward their dialect. The results indicate that the Syrians are in the process of maintaining their dialect.



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Mahmoud Mamdouh Baker Nassar, & Mohammad Shatanawi. (2020). The Origin-Affiliation effect on Dialect Maintenance. Technium Social Sciences Journal, 12(1), 392-400. Retrieved from