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Title: The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber
Written By: Maarten G Kossmann
URL: http://www.brill.com/arabic-influence-northern-berber
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics.
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Aimaq
Judeo-Berber
Nafusi
Siwi
Tamazight, Central Atlas
Numidian
Language Family(ies): Northern Berber
Arabic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004253087
Pages: 474
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