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LINGUIST List 23.2207

Tue May 08 2012

Books: The “-ĂNNĂŖG-” Pseudo-Infixation Arabic ''ġāwş'' of El-Jadida, Morocco: Berjaoui

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Date: 07-May-2012
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: The “-ĂNNĂŖG-” Pseudo-Infixation Arabic ''ġāwş'' of El-Jadida, Morocco: Berjaoui
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Title: The “-ĂNNĂŖG-” Pseudo-Infixation Arabic "ġāwş" of El-Jadida,
Morocco
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Afroasiatic Languages 33
Published: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Author: Nasser Berjaoui
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862883097 Pages: 132 Price: Europe EURO 45.80
Abstract:

The "ġāwş" (a "secret language" of El-Jadida, Morocco) has not been thoroughly
investigated. In this book, scrutiny is on the major mechanisms of the
"language". Focus is on the overall details that show the multi-faceted
manipulations of single words, phrases, clauses and sentences (of all types and
lengths), taking into account the important idiosyncratic aspects of the
Moroccan Arabic variety of El-Jadida, with its rather longer vowels, among other
things. The "secret language" works on the modifications of the word-to-encode
through a major, and rather context-bound, "pseudo-infixation" of a disguise item
that blurs all the common linguistic boundaries in relation to syllables, affixes,
particles, clitics, words, phrases, clauses, sentences and even discourse
fragments.

Linguistic Field(s): Afro-Asiatic
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Moroccan (ary)

Written In: English (eng)

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