African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology (Trends in by Mena Lafkioui

By Mena Lafkioui

This current ebook experiences from a dialectological point of view a variety of African Arabic kinds, reminiscent of Maghreb Arabic, Bongor Arabic, Juba Arabic and Logori Arabic. at the one hand, assorted particular linguistic points with regards to phonetics and phonology in addition to to morphology, syntax and lexicology are mentioned during this quantity; e.g. the Arabic loanwords in Somali in regards to the strata in South Arabian, the structural positive aspects of Logori Arabic and its use as Lingua Franca or local language, the contact-induced innovation strategies in North African Arabic negation via analogy with Berber negation. nevertheless, the African Arabic subject matter is approached from a extra normal viewpoint analysing the touch results on linguistic positive aspects and structures from a broader comparative, typological and common point of view, e.g. a basic typology of Arabic in Africa, the query of attainable common gains of pidginization and creolization drawn on proof from Arabic-based pidgins and creoles. Its results supply vital insights for all linguistic stories and ways, and at once connect to different learn fields equivalent to sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics and language acquisition.

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56 na-guFF-u > na-guss-u ‘we cut’). Given the overall absence of ‘emphatic’ consonants in the indigenous languages of the Nuba Mountains, this process of phonological convergence is clearly due to substrate interference. 3c) As regards the voiceless velar fricative x, it can be realized either as a laryngeal fricative [h] (ex. 57 xallē-t=a > hallē-t=a ‘I let it’; ex. 57 xalāF > kalās ‘definitively’). 4c), given that in Daju languages x is a phonemic segment (Thelwall 1981: 45; Manfredi Fc-c). 3c) The voiced velar fricative M, on its part, can be realized as a voiced velar plosive [g] (ex.

5. Conclusion Kadugli is of particular interest for Arabic dialectology because of the present-day coexistence of both native and non-native varieties of Arabic. This atypical sociolinguistic situation gives us the possibility to enlarge our understanding of the impact of urbanization in arabophone countries. As a general remark, in consequence of its relatively late process of urbanization, Kadugli still does not possess a shared dialectal norm. e. Baggara 46 Stefano Manfredi Arabic). The high degree of individual variation affecting non-native Arabic impedes a comprehensive evaluation of its phonological and morphosyntactic features.

E. Korongo and Miri (Nilo-Saharan, Kadu), Logorí (Nilo-Saharan, Daju), Fulfulde (Niger-Congo, Fula). Secondly, individual variation in non-native Arabic can also be due to different degrees of proficiency. For instance, Nuba speakers who resided in Kadugli for a long time, and who have been thus persistently in contact with a majority of native speakers of Arabic, are less subject to phonological variation and morphological simplification than other non-native speakers. In view of that, the selected informants are representative of different periods of urbanization.

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