Prestigious Oral Arabic, the substandard non-colloquial oral medium of the present-day Arab cultural elite, is an unstable linguistic entity with diffuse structural contours. The following inquiry aims at creating a tentative structural model of this emerging linguistic medium in terms of its deviation from the synthetic norm of Standard Arabic. It aims at defining its position in the recent system of diglossia.
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