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LINGUIST List 24.3110

Wed Jul 31 2013

Books: The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber: Kossmann

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Jul-2013
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber: Kossmann
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Title: The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics.
Published: 2013
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/arabic-influence-northern-berber

Author: Maarten G Kossmann
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004253087 Pages: 474 Price: Europe EURO 139
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004253087 Pages: 474 Price: U.S. $ 180
Abstract:

The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber provides an overview of the effects of language contact on a wide array of Berber languages spoken in the Maghrib. These languages have undergone important changes in their lexicon, phonology, morphology, and syntax as a result of over a thousand years of Arabic influence. The social situation of Berber-Arabic language contact is similar all over the region: Berber speakers introducing Arabic features into their language, with only little language shift going on. Moreover, the typological profile of the different Berber varieties is relatively homogenous. The comparison of contact-induced change in Berber therefore adds up to a study in typological variation of contact influence under very similar linguistic and social conditions.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Aimaq (aiq)
                            Judeo-Berber (jbe)
                            Nafusi (jbn)
                            Numidian (nxm)
                            Siwi (siz)
                            Tamazight, Central Atlas (tzm)
Language Family(ies): Arabic
                            Northern Berber

Written In: English (eng)

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