Siculo Arabic

Siculo Arabic

by Agius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0710304978

ISBN-13: 9780710304971

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book re-examines the socio-linguistic situation in Sicily during both the Islamic (213-485/827-1091) and the Norman (485-681/1091-1282) rules. Together with Islam and Christianity, the customs of the local people mixed with those of the Arabs, Berbers, Normans, Lombards and others. This assimilation is called Siculo Arabic. It became cemented with linguistic…  See more details below

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This book re-examines the socio-linguistic situation in Sicily during both the Islamic (213-485/827-1091) and the Norman (485-681/1091-1282) rules. Together with Islam and Christianity, the customs of the local people mixed with those of the Arabs, Berbers, Normans, Lombards and others. This assimilation is called Siculo Arabic. It became cemented with linguistic features fusing Arabic and Romance elements. It is evident from this study that three linguistic communities emerged during the Islamic and Norman periods. One was isolated culturally and linguistically from Islam and Arabic, the second had a common cultural affiliation into which Muslims were brought up with a common language, i.e. Arabic, and the third commonly accultured to Islam and spoke a pidginized and later creolized form of Arabic but remained affiliated to Christianity. The data collected in these varieties facilitates the reconstruction of a phonological and, to some extent, morphological patterning that will allow future researchers to compare the results given here with other collateral material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780710304971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Library of Arabic Linguistics, #12
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Maps
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Chart
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Land of the Siculans13
Ch. 2The Siculo Arabic: Ethnic and Social Features41
Ch. 3The Socio-Linguistic Scene of Islamic and Post-Islamic Sicily93
Ch. 4The Role of Ibn Makki in Siculo Arabic123
Ch. 5Siculo-Lahn Arabic: Phonological Correspondences159
Ch. 6Siculo-Arabic: Phonological Correspondences243
Ch. 7Romance and Greek Interferences in Siculo-Arabic359
Ch. 8Siculo-Middle Arabic399
General Conclusion427
Bibliography433
Index465
Glossary of Technical Terms (English-Arabic)539

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