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By Albert Borg, Sandro Caruana, Alexandra Vella

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ISBN-13: 9783050062754

The contributions integrated during this assortment current assorted views on numerous facets of Maltese Linguistics, thereby enriching a box which has been attracting significantly better curiosity in recent times than was once the case some time past. The papers specialise in the Maltese language itself in addition to on Maltese on the subject of different languages. they supply an image of Maltese ordinarily from a synchronic standpoint, descriptions starting from indepth analyses of morphological and syntactic good points to contributions at the lexicon, corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics. a few papers facing diachronic issues also are integrated. the subjects handled during this quantity express not just that Maltese is the item of study from a number of views but in addition that students with assorted backgrounds and of other nationalities are learning this language, therefore delivering an enriching physique of knowl-edge, together with findings of curiosity to common linguistics and diverse different fields within the humanities. Der vorliegende Band enthalt Beitrage mit vielfaltigen Herangehensweisen zu unterschiedlichen Aspekten der maltesischen Sprachwissenschaft und erweitert dadurch den Blick auf eine Disziplin, die in den letzten Jahren deutlich mehr Interesse findet als das in der Vergangenheit der Fall struggle. Der Fokus wird in den einzelnen Beitragen sowohl auf die maltesische Sprache an sich als auch auf den Sprachkontakt von Maltesisch mit anderen Sprachen gerichtet. Neben synchronen Untersuchungen, die morphologische und syntaktische Eigenschaften sowie lexikalische, korpus- und soziolinguistische Aspekte von Maltesisch eingehend beleuchten, finden sich Analysen mit vorwiegend diachroner Blickrichtung. Die thematische Vielfalt des vorliegenden Bandes, die aus den unterschiedlichen He-rangehensweisen der beteiligten Wissenschaftler unterschiedlicher Nationalitat und mit unterschiedlichem Forschungshintergrund resultiert, erweitert nicht nur den Wissensbestand der maltesischen Linguistik, sondern kann auch bereichernde Erkenntnisse fur die Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft sowie fur andere Zweige der Geisteswissenschaften liefern."

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Marçais (1950: 209). MED 121. Martin R. Zammit 32 ‘to be able’ ‘to find’ ‘to hurry’ ‘to be angry’ ‘widow’ ‘village’ ‘lamb’ ‘fire’ ‘kid’ ‘black’ Maltese Tunisian (sedentary) seta' sab għaġġel għadab armla raħal ħaruf nar mogħża iswed nažžim žbar zrib tġaššiš hažžāla dašra ‘allūš ‘āfya ‘atrūs akḥal Table 3: Contrasting lexicon 5. Shared Sfaxi-Maltese features The port city of Sfax is the capital of the governorate of Sfax and is located 270 km southeast of Tunis. 42 The region of Sfax constitutes Tunisia’s economic hub.

Qafisheh, Hamdi A. (1990): Yemeni Arabic 1. Librairie du Liban. Saada, Lucienne (1981): Etudes sur le parler arabe de Tozeur (Tunisie). S. Supplément 3. Matériaux 2. Paris. Saada, Lucienne (1984): Eléments de description du parler arabe de Tozeur (Tunisie). Phonologie, morphologie, syntaxe. Paris. Serracino Inglott, Erin (1975–1989): Il-Miklem Malti. Vols. I-IX. Malta: Klabb Kotba Maltin. Serracino Inglott, Mario (2003): Il-Miklem Malti. Vol. X. Malta: Klabb Kotba Maltin. Singer, Hans-Rudolf (1984): Grammatik der arabischen Mundart der Medina von Tunis.

This is especially true for the Middle Ages, when Malta was part of the kingdom of Sicily first under Norman, then Swabian, Angevin and Aragonese rule. In this period the local Semitic dialect was gradually cut off from the rest of the Arabicspeaking world and at the same time strongly exposed to the influence of the Sicilian dialect, which functioned as an acrolect on the basis of its sociolinguistic prestige. The result of this process was the formation of the Maltese language, whose main phonological and morphological characteristics already appear in its earliest written record, Pietro Caxaro’s Cantilena, dating from the 15th century.

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