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Title: Le judéo-espagnol vernaculaire d'Istanbul
Subtitle: Etude linguistique
Written By: Marie-Christine Varol Bornes
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11694
Series Title: Sephardica. Vol. 4

Le présent ouvrage qui s'appuie sur l'analyse d'entretiens enregistrés,
d'expressions et de proverbes relevés en situation et sur des conversations
ordinaires, décrit le judéo-espagnol parlé à l'heure actuelle dans la
communauté juive d'Istanbul. La langue y est étudiée en synchronie, comme
un élément d'un code plurilingue, et dans sa dynamique.

L'étude tient compte de la variation, qu'elle soit individuelle ou sociale,
stylistique ou socio-économique ou qu'elle soit due à l'âge ou au sexe des
locuteurs. Elle analyse les particularités phonétiques, morphologiques,
syntaxiques et lexicales du judéo-espagnol, cherche à dégager les facteurs
de son évolution et montre le parti que les locuteurs tirent de leur

Quatre-vingt-dix ans après la description du judéo-espagnol de
Constantinople par Max Leopold Wagner, l'ouvrage répond ainsi à la question
du devenir de cette langue que beaucoup estiment mourante.

Contenu :

Le judéo-espagnol et les langues de contact - L'expressivité au niveau
phonétique - L'expressivité au niveau morphologique - L'expressivité en
syntaxe - L'expressivité lexicale - Stylistique et expressivité.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Ladino
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783039116942
Pages: 578
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