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Fri Jun 18 1999

Books: Arabic Linguistics

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Message 1: Arabic linguistics: Palestinian Arabic Texts

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 10:16:59 +0200
Subject: Arabic linguistics: Palestinian Arabic Texts

Kimary N. Shahin, The University of British Columbia

This is a collection of Palestinian Arabic narratives spoken by speakers
of both urban and rural Palestinian dialects. It documents dialectal
distinctions which are expected to disappear over the coming decades. 
The texts are analysed with reference to the grammatical sketch LW/M
Series no. 28 by the author and to previous published collections of
Palestinian oral texts. A footnote system presents the morphemeic
glosses. All morphemes are listed in the index, which notes the page of
first occurence in the text. The International Phonetic Aplphabet is
used in the transcription.
The first two storytellers are Maher Naklala and Ali Shawwa, men aged 35
and 60, from Gaza. Nakhala and Shawwa are two very prominent families
of Gaza. The third is Majid Khader, a man aged 35, from Amman Jordan
whose parents are from Nablus. The other two are Miriam and Fatma
Masri, women aged 80 and 65, from Abu Shusha. 

Maher Naklala and Ali Shawwa speak urban Gazan PA, which has bedouin
features Ali Shawwa's speech is influenced by urban Kuwaiti PA, as he
resided in Kuwait for several years. Majid Khader speaks urban Ammani
PA, with influence from a rural Nablus variety. Miriam and Fatma Masri
speak rural Abu Shusha PA. 


ISBN 3 89586 169 3. 
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