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le shingazidja, une langue bantu sous influence arabe

Abstract : Much like coastal Swahili, the Comorian language developed in a context where anything Arabic is endowed with high-prestige. This explains why the language acquired a vast bulk of words of Arabic origin, and why they do not, in their majority, follow the phonological and morphological patterns of the language in terms of the distribution of consonants. In the Shingazidja variety of Comorian, the tendency is for stops to occur word-initially and as prenasalized while non-stops appear in intervocalic position (another way to look at this phenomenon is to invoke consonant strengthening in non-intervocalic position). The presence of so many foreign words not abiding by this distribution resulted in altering the phono-morphological structure of the language, challenging mainstream descriptive frameworks. The thesis, considering the influence of Arabic loan words on the phonology and morpho-phonology of Shingazidja, deconstructs this whole process and suggests different layers of integration of loans in that variety of Comorian.
It is illustrated by an etymological lexicon of cer 300pages
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Michel Lafon. le shingazidja, une langue bantu sous influence arabe. Linguistique. Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales- INALCO PARIS - LANGUES O', 1988. Français. ⟨tel-00131147⟩



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