Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic

This book deals with syllable structure in the two main languages spoken in Morocco.

Author: François Dell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 1402010761

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 414

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This book deals with syllable structure in the two main languages spoken in Morocco. Its theoretical outlook is that of generative phonology. We first deal with Tashlhiyt Berber. This language has a syllable structure with properties which are highly unusual. On the one hand, complex consonant sequences are a common occurrence in the surface representations. On the other hand, syllable structure is very simple. The way these two conflicting demands are reconciled is by allowing vowelless syllables. Any consonant may act as a syllable nucleus. Nuclear status is preferentially assigned to segments which are more sonorous than their neighbours. In the last two chapters we argue that our conclusions about Tashlhiyt Berber carry over to a certain extent to Moroccan Arabic. The inventories of syllable types of the two languages are very similar. Unlike Tashlhiyt, Moroccan Arabic has an epenthetic vowel, but it also allows vowelless syllables.

Syllables In Tashlhiyt Berber And In Moroccan Arabic

We will present facts which point to important differences between the syllable structure of Tashlhiyt Berber and that of Rifian Berber. Furthermore, we have turned our attention to Moroccan Arabic. Our starting point for Moroccan ...

Author: F. Dell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401002790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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This book is intended primarily as an original contribution to the investi gation of the phonology of the two main languages spoken in Morocco. Its central topic is syllable structure. Our theoretical outlook is that of generative phonology. Most of the book deals with Tashlhiyt Berber. This language has a syllable structure with properties which are highly unusual, as seen from the vantage point of better-studied languages on which most theorizing about syllabification is based. On the one hand, complex consonant sequences are a common occurrence in the surface representations. On the other hand, syllable structure is very simple: only one distinctive feature bundle (phoneme) may occur in the onset, the nucleus or the coda. The way these two conflicting demands are reconciled is by allowing vowelless sylla bies . Any consonant may act as a syllable nucleus. When astring is syllabified, nuclear status is preferentially assigned to the segments with a higher degree of sonority than their neighbours. Consider for instance the expression below, which is a complete sentence meaning 'remove it (m) and eat it (m)': /kks=t t-ss-t=t/ [k. st. s . t:"] . k. k~t. t. s. . slt. The sentence must be pronounced voiceless throughout, as indicated by the IPA transcription between square brackets ; the syllabic parse given after the IPA transcription indicates that the sentence comprises four syllables (syllable nuclei are underlined). The differences between the dialects of Berber have to do primarily with the phonology and the lexicon.

Syllable Weight in African Languages

Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic. Dordrecht: Kluwer. doi:10.1007/978-94-010-0279-0 Grand'Henry, Jacques. 1972. Le parler arabe de Cherchell (Algérie). (Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain, ...

Author: Paul Newman

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Syllable weight is a crucially important concept in the fields of phonology and morphology. It impacts analyses and explanation whether theoretical, typological, or descriptive. African linguistics was critical in the original development of the concept and, as this book demonstrates, the concept is critical to our understanding of complex phenomena in African languages, including stress, tone, allomorphy, minimal word requirements, and metrics. This volume includes a broad overview of syllable weight as a phonological variable and then provides detailed case studies covering an array of African languages from various phyla spoken across the continent. This should prove to be an essential book for scholars and students in the area of general phonology and African linguistics. The editor of the book, Distinguished Professor Paul Newman, is an internationally well-known expert on African linguistics in general and the Hausa language in particular. It was he who first introduced the term ‘syllable weight’ in a seminal article published nearly a half century ago.

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Erwin, W., 1963. A short reference grammar of Iraqi Arabic. Washington: Georgetown University Press. Farwaneh, S., 1995. Directionality effects in Arabic dialect ...

Author: Elabbas Benmamoun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351377805

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 580

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The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics introduces readers to the major facets of research on Arabic and of the linguistic situation in the Arabic-speaking world. The edited collection includes chapters from prominent experts on various fields of Arabic linguistics. The contributors provide overviews of the state of the art in their field and specifically focus on ideas and issues. Not simply an overview of the field, this handbook explores subjects in great depth and from multiple perspectives. In addition to the traditional areas of Arabic linguistics, the handbook covers computational approaches to Arabic, Arabic in the diaspora, neurolinguistic approaches to Arabic, and Arabic as a global language. The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics is a much-needed resource for researchers on Arabic and comparative linguistics, syntax, morphology, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, and also for undergraduate and graduate students studying Arabic or linguistics.

Handbook of the Syllable

Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic. Dordrecht: Kluwer. ——. 2008. Poetic Meter and Musical Form in Tashlhiyt Berber Songs. (Enclosed audio CD) Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. Dell, François and John Halle. 2009.

Author: Charles Cairns

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004187405

Category: Reference

Page: 477

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The Handbook of the Syllable presents a broad range of empirical studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the syllable in phonology, phonetics, and psycholinguistics. It is a seminal reference book for researchers exploring any empirical area where the notion of “the syllable” is invoked.

The Semitic Languages

... Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian, and Kuwaiti Dialects. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000. Dell, François and Mohamed Elmedlaoui. Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic.

Author: John Huehnergard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429657825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 754

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The Semitic Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the individual languages and language clusters within this language family, from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms. This second edition has been fully revised, with new chapters and a wealth of additional material. New features include the following: • new introductory chapters on Proto-Semitic grammar and Semitic linguistic typology • an additional chapter on the place of Semitic as a subgroup of Afro-Asiatic, and several chapters on modern forms of Arabic, Aramaic and Ethiopian Semitic • text samples of each individual language, transcribed into the International Phonetic Alphabet, with standard linguistic word-by-word glossing as well as translation • new maps and tables present information visually for easy reference. This unique resource is the ideal reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics and language. It will be of interest to researchers and anyone with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistic typology, linguistic anthropology and language development.

The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics

“Syllabic consonants in Berber: Some new evidence.” Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 10: 1–17. Dell, F. & Elmedlaoui, M. (2002). Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Echchadli, M. (1986).

Author: Augustine Agwuele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315392967

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 464

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The Handbook of African Linguistics provides a holistic coverage of the key themes, subfields, approaches and practical application to the vast areas subsumable under African linguistics that will serve researchers working across the wide continuum in the field. Established and emerging scholars of African languages who are active and current in their fields are brought together, each making use of data from a linguistic group in Africa to explicate a chosen theme within their area of expertise, and illustrate the practice of the discipline in the continent.

Language Acquisition at the Interfaces

(2001), “The phonetics and phonology of Tashlhiyt Berber syllabic consonants,” Transactions of the Philological Society 99, 29-64. ... Dell, François, and Mohamed Elmedlaoui͒(2002), Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic.

Author: Jiyoung Choi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527509818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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This volume is a collection of papers presented at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition Conference held at the University of Nantes, France, in 2015. Language acquisition, a field of inquiry that has witnessed continuous growth during the past four decades, is central to building a detailed understanding of the human amazing capacity to develop language. The papers gathered here reflect the current research in the field of first, second and heritage language acquisition, addressing a variety of topics in syntax, semantics, phonology and their interfaces, from a wide range of languages such as Tashlhiyt Berber, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, European Portuguese, Heritage Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Heritage Sign Language, and Yudja. This volume will thus serve as a valuable reference guide to all scholars interested in (first/second/bilingual) language acquisition, multilingualism, heritage languages, sign language, language pathology and impairment, and experimental research in linguistics.

Maltese Linguistics on the Danube

Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic. Kluwer: Academic Publications. Destaing, Edmond. 1914. Dictionnaire français-berbère: Dialecte des Beni-Snous. Paris: Ernest Leroux. Destaing, Edmond. 1920. Étude sur la Tachelḥît du ...

Author: Slavomír Čéplö

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110672374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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This volume brings together a dozen papers on various aspects of Maltese, relevant also for the study of related languages and general descriptive and typological linguistics. The diachronic section begins with an analysis of the place of Maltese in its North African context (Souag). Avram and van Putten then provide analyses of the development of Maltese phonological inventory, the former discussing obstruent devoicing, the latter tracing the evolution of Maltese short vowels. Sumikazu examines a type of circumstantial clause in Maltese and the section concludes with a description of a digital etymological lexicon of Maltese (Gatt). Turning to syntax, Borg and Amaira analyze agreement mismatch in a number of syntactic constructions, Fabri discusses argument extension and Čéplö and Lucas examine the role of the focus particle lanqas in Maltese negation. Stolz and Levkovych provide a thorough analysis of the syntax and semantics of Maltese prepositions, while Schmidt, Vorholt and Witt offer a quantitative study of their distribution and use. Closing out the volume, Alexander examines in detail the phonetics of Maltese affricated stops, while Ellul and Galea analyze the epenthetic vowel alternation in the Maltese definite article.

The Oxford Handbook of Language Production

Effects of syllable frequency in speech production. Cognition, 99, 205–235. ... Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic. ... On the phonetic implementation of syllabic consonants and vowel-less syllables in Tashlhiyt.

Author: Matthew Andrew Goldrick

Publisher: Oxford Library of Psychology

ISBN: 9780199735471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 513

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Featuring contributions from psycholinguists, cognitive neuroscientists, and linguists, this book provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of the core aspects of human language processing.