Arabingish is a fun and informative documentation of Arabish terminology and its origins represents an effort to understand the social culture clashes that influence our Egyptian community today. The aim of documenting the words that are derived from other languages is, in fact, a study in language and cross-cultural communication. As such, the results presented here can be considered a small contribution to social science research. This publication studies the ways in which the Egyptian language has been impacted by Western cultures. The outcomes show that the majority of the derived terms come from the English language. Thus, this project shows how colonization and globalization have largely influenced how Egyptians communicate on a daily basis and the extent to which the English and other languages have been able to ingrain themselves within the Egyptian community. Furthermore, this publication is an enjoyable resource for young Egyptians as it encourages them to thoroughly consider the nature of the everyday language that they use, its origins and its cultural implications. As such, it addresses the ongoing passivity that is prevalent among the youth as they acquire and use new terms without considering the potential consequences.
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Amr, Roudaina, "Arabingish" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 53.
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This piece of art work is part of the "Interdisciplinarity and Design Third Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students The American University in Cairo – Spring 2018" catalog. Held at the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery on December 21st, 2018, the "ALT w Shidd" exhibition showcased bachelor projects by the third Graduating class of Graphic Design students. This year’s projects were divided into 5 panels according to their tackled themes. The panels included “Digital Design”, “Fashion Design”, “Publication Design”, “Advertising”, and “Retail and Branding”. A team of internal and external jury members were invited to each panel in order to provide ourstudents with critical feedback and evaluate the final outcome of their projects according to conducted research, applied methodologies, and undertaken creative design process. Jury members from within AUC included Ahmed Ellaithy (TTO -Technology Transfer Office) Ahmad Saqfalhait (GRDN), Ayman Ismail (Venture Lab), Brenda Segone (ARTV), Heba Safeyeldine (ARCH), Marwan Fayed (GRDN), May Hasebou (GRDN), Mahamad Khalil (GRDN), and Sherif Samy (GRDN). As for external jurors; they included Amira Aboulmagd (Al-Shorouk Publishing), Majd Elsherif (Matter Branding), Mohab Anis (Innovety), Nigel Fletcher-Jones (AUC Press), Sahar Zoghby (FP7), Samy Elias(Sahara Printing), Sawsan Mourad (El Beit Magazine), and Suzie Graiess (Association for the Protection of the Environment).