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Étude sur les emprunts syriaques dans les parlers arabes du Liban


The present work, Michel Feghali’s doctoral dissertation, is the first large scale investigation of the survival of Syriac linguistic features in Arabic dialects; he examines in particular, the Lebanese dialects.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-203-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jul 12,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 112
Language: French
ISBN: 978-1-61719-203-6
$117.00

While Nöldeke’s student Siegmund Fraenkel had previously studied Aramaic loanwords in literary Arabic and Joseph Hubeika had studied some aspects of the Aramaic substratum in Syrian and Lebanese dialects of Arabic, the present work by Michel Feghali, his doctoral dissertation, is the first larger scale investigation of Syriac loans in Arabic dialects, in this case, those of Lebanon. In these dialects are many words and expressions that do not occur in classical Arabic, and so there is an abundance of new material to work through from the point of view of contact linguistics. Feghali categorizes these “loans” more accurately as “survivals”. His prefatory material covers relevant geographical and historical information relating to Lebanon, its linguistic history, different dialects of Syriac and its disappearance from Lebanon, etc. In the main part of the book he covers phonological, morphological, and syntactical differences and similarities between Syriac and Lebanese Arabic dialects. The book concludes with an appendix listing words in these dialects of Syriac origin from the spheres of religion, the home, and agriculture. This book will be of definite interest to scholars of Syriac and Arabic, but also to linguists in general, especially those who work on language contact.

While Nöldeke’s student Siegmund Fraenkel had previously studied Aramaic loanwords in literary Arabic and Joseph Hubeika had studied some aspects of the Aramaic substratum in Syrian and Lebanese dialects of Arabic, the present work by Michel Feghali, his doctoral dissertation, is the first larger scale investigation of Syriac loans in Arabic dialects, in this case, those of Lebanon. In these dialects are many words and expressions that do not occur in classical Arabic, and so there is an abundance of new material to work through from the point of view of contact linguistics. Feghali categorizes these “loans” more accurately as “survivals”. His prefatory material covers relevant geographical and historical information relating to Lebanon, its linguistic history, different dialects of Syriac and its disappearance from Lebanon, etc. In the main part of the book he covers phonological, morphological, and syntactical differences and similarities between Syriac and Lebanese Arabic dialects. The book concludes with an appendix listing words in these dialects of Syriac origin from the spheres of religion, the home, and agriculture. This book will be of definite interest to scholars of Syriac and Arabic, but also to linguists in general, especially those who work on language contact.

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Michel Feghali

  • Series Foreword (page 5)
  • AVANT-PROPOS (page 7)
  • PREFACE (page 9)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHIE (page 11)
  • ETUDE SUR LES EMPRUNTS SYRIAQUES DANS LES PARLERS ARABES DU LIBAN (page 15)
  • EMPRUNTS (SURVIVANCES) SYRIAQUES (page 31)
  • APPENDICE (page 101)
  • TABLE DES MATIERES (page 111)
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