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Academic Paper

Title: Affrication in Baghdadi Arabic: Synchrony and Diachrony
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Author: Islam Youssef
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Institution: University of South-Eastern Norway
Linguistic Field: Phonology
Subject Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian
Abstract: This paper examines phonological affrication in Baghdadi Arabic, which is classified as a historical shift. The discussion of the chronological development of this process stretches across the stages by which sound changes take place, namely the outset (phonetic) stage, the active (phonological) stage, and the post-active (phonemic) stage. In addition, the paper explores the featural composition of the segmental classes involved in affrication—its triggers, targets, and outputs—and proposes a straightforward phonological analysis of their interactions.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Arabica 61.6: 746–757
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