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Autores/as: Corriente, Federico; Pereira, Christophe; Vicente, Ángeles, eds.
Título: Encyclopédie linguistique d’Al-Andalus [A Linguistic Encyclopedia of Al-Andalus]
Año de publicación: 2017
Lugar de edición: Berlin
Editorial: De Gruyter Mouton

Andalusi Arabic is not only the Arabic dialect of which we have relatively extensive records providing basic information for the study of all but particularly of Western Neo-Arabic, but also the spoken language of the Southern and for centuries most advanced part of the Iberian Peninsula, which had considerable impact, most often not sufficiently gauged by Western scholars, on the development of Medieval and Modern culture and science.

Volume 1 (2015)

Aperçu grammatical du faisceau dialectal arabe andalou. Perspectives synchroniques, diachroniques et panchroniques
[Grammatical Overview of Andalusian Arabic Dialects: Synchronic, Diachronic and Panchronic Perspectives]

The present manual describes the different grammatical levels of this language, phonemics, morphology and syntax, in addition to the main features of its mixed lexicon and provides some text samples of diverse periods and locations, plus the usual indices and technical data.

As the fourth survey of this nature by the same author since 1977, prompted by awareness of a certain lack of interest in a subject which was by no means exhausted and fully mastered, it contains the results of several decades of untiring endeavours and minute analysis of facts detected not only in Arabic records, but also hidden in the rich array of related witnesses hidden in the Romance languages of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Volume 2 (2017)
ISBN: 9783110448122, Hardcover, vol. II, Nº págs.: 1495. Precio: 249 EUR; US $286.99

Dictionnaire du faisceau dialectal arabe andalou. Perspectives phraséologiques et étymologiques
[Dictionary of Andalusi Arabic: Phraseological and Etymological Perspectives]

Detailed accounts of the lexical constituent of any language, to which the grammatical array of rules is added in order to produce correct utterances, are a must in applied linguistic description, as only they allow the thorough retrieval of information contained therein. In the case of ‘dead’ languages or dialects, works of this nature are even more necessary, as there is no possibility of elliciting information from natives.

This is the case of Andalusi Arabic, practised in the Iberian Peninsula between the eighth and seventeenth centuries and a vehicle of an interesting folk literature, in prose and poetry, as well as of some legal deeds and personal letters with historical allusions of great value. These materials have been surveyed since the nineteenth and mainly during the twentieth century; however, the interest for such studies appears to have abated in recent decades, while a definitive assessment of their contribution to linguistics, literature and history has not yet been produced.

Therefore, this dictionary will be helpful to scholars working on those fields from both the viewpoints of Western European and Western Islamic studies.

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Volume 3 (to be published, January 2018)

Dictionnaire des emprunts ibéro-romans. Emprunts à l’arabe et aux langues du Monde Islamique

Lexical borrowing is the living proof of impact of languages and cultures on each other, even when there are ethnical or ideological differences darkening or preventing acknowledgment of these facts, not only by common people, but even by established scholars unable nevertheless to free themselves from feelings current in their milieus. This circumstance has not helped much with a thorough and minute evaluation of the impact of Arabic and related loanwords during the Middle Ages on the languages of Western Europe, although almost everybody knows that the so-called Arabo-Islamic culture, which is a handy and common misnomer, owes little to the Arabian Peninsula and even less to Islam as a religion, being a blend of Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Iranian, Indian and Greek-Latin heritages.

A deeper acquaintance with those loanwords and semantic calques, obtainable from a reference work like this dictionary, will cast new light on the merits of civilisation in Islamic lands, in which illustrated princes learned how to separate ideology from science and power, following the way away from the Dark Ages towards Renaissance and Enlightenment.

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Temática: Lexicografía, Lexicología, Lingüística histórica, Lingüística románica, Otras especialidades, Semántica, Sintaxis

Formato: Hardcover, vol. I
Págs.: 272
ISBN-13: 9783110348262
Precio: 129,95 EUR      USD 182.00

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