Dictionary of the Revolution on Kickstarter

By Dianna Dilworth 

Amira Hanafi is trying to raise $2,500 on Kickstarter to fund a dictionary of language that reflects a change in Egyptian language since the revolution in January 2011.

The project identifies and documents changes in spoken language to identify a “revolutionary” lexicon. Here is more about the project from the Kickstarter page:

In 2014, my team and I interviewed nearly 200 people across Egypt—in the Delta, Upper Egypt, Cairo, Alexandria and the Sinai peninsula—using handmade boxes of vocabulary cards. We worked with a lexicon of 40 words in each of 4 categories: a total of 160 terms related to the revolution. We recorded hundreds of hours of interviews.