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Language, Culture, Methodology, and Literature Review

  • Marielle Risse
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Abstract

The first chapter gives an overview of the non-written language of Gibali and the groups of tribes who speak it. It explains the methodology of the book, including a discussion of the complexities of doing research in southern Arabia as a Methodist, female American studying Muslim, Arab, and tribal people. It also briefly summarizes previous writings (exploration, history, governance, anthropology, travel writing, travel guides, fiction, etc.) on Dhofar and explains how this study is unique in its access to both male and female interlocutors.

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  • Marielle Risse
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  1. 1.Dhofar UniversitySalalahOman

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