The age of our subject on the instance of our interview was forty nine years which would place him in the adult category of age classification. The subject was observed using overtly prestigious or conservative linguistic forms in social situations, usage of such constructs was all the more apparent in situations where the subject was communicating with relatively younger members of his community predominantly in his native Arabic.
This was probably due to the widely apparent pressure to confirm on adults. It is also pertinent to mention that the linguistic form used by the subject in such situations was in conformance the norms of the society around him (Llamas, 2007).
Evaluating the subject’s responses in terms of his ethnic group affiliation appears to be straightforward at first glance. However a deeper investigation leads one to realize that things are not as simple as they seem.