Hundreds of Arabic language teachers gathered this past Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Riyadh Ministry of Education building demanding jobs, according to ArabNews.  Some protesters apparently were taken to a nearby hospital after suffering heat exhaustion. Perhaps you, like Elias Muhanna, don’t go inContinue Reading

So sayeth Marie Therese AbdulMessih, professor of English and Comparative Literature at Kuwait University. She was quoted by The Kuwait Times, which yesterday jumped on the popular question of whether Arabic is dying. I found AbdulMessih’s ideas about the Arabic language a little difficult to follow: The language is notContinue Reading