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A grammar of the Bedouin dialects of central and southern Sinai / by Rudolf E. de Jong

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Jong, Rudolf Erik de.
Imprint
Leiden : Boston : Brill, 2011.

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1 online resource (xx, 440 pages) : illustrations, color maps
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Series
Handbook of Oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section 1, The Near and Middle East ; v. 101
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, Nahe und der Mittlere Osten ; Bd. 101.
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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note
Print version record.
Contents
Introduction -- General -- Central and Southern Sinai in Recent History -- Cultural Background -- Present-day Distribution of Bedouin Tribes in Central and Southern Sinai and Surrounding Regions -- Remarks on the Arrival of Bedouin Tribes in Central and Southern Sinai and some Remarks on their History -- Professional Activities of Bedouin in Central and Southern Sinai Today -- Research Questions and Purpose of this Study -- Fieldwork Methodology -- Infrastructural Arrangements -- Selecting Targets for Field Research -- Selecting Informants -- Gathering Linguistic Material -- Difficulties during Field Research -- Presentation of the Data -- Presentation of the Data and Selecting Criteria for Comparison -- Method of Description -- 1. A Description of the Dialects of the Ǧbāliyyah, Awlād Saīd, Ṣawālḥah, Garāršah and Ḥamāḍah with Remarks on the Dialects of the Hanādwah and Lēgāt. Phonology -- Consonants -- Vowels.
Stress and Phonotactics -- Stress -- Phonotactics -- Anaptyxis -- Elision of Short Vowels -- Assimilation -- Morphology -- Nominal Morphology -- Verbal Morphology -- Remarks on Phraseology -- Nunation -- Negation -- The b-imperfect -- Future Marker -- fīh "there is / are" -- Some Conjunctions -- Auxiliaries and Verbal Particles -- Presentative Particles -- ġayr -- Intensifying Particle la -- bidd or widd + pron -- ʻād -- yabga -- Characteristics of the Narrative Style -- Pluralis paucitatis -- Concord -- A Sketchy Remark on Pitch -- 2. A Description of the Dialects of the Mzēnah and Baniy Wāṣil . Phonology -- Consonants -- Vowels -- Stress and Phonotactics -- Stress -- Phonotactics -- Anaptyxis -- Elision of Short Vowels -- Assimilation -- Morphology -- Nominal Morphology -- Verbal Morphology -- Remarks on Phraseology -- Nunation -- Negation -- The b-imperfect -- Future Marker -- fīh "there is / are" -- Some Conjunctions -- Auxiliaries and Verbal Particles.
Presentative Particles -- ġayr -- Intensifying Particle la -- bidd or widd + pron -- ʻād -- yabga -- Characteristics of the Narrative Style -- Pluralis paucitatis -- Concord -- A Sketchy Remark on Pitch -- 3. A Description of the Dialects of the Taṛābīn, Ḥwēṭāt, Ǧarāǧrah, Tayāha, Badāṛah, Dbūr and Malālḥah. Phonology -- Consonants -- Vowels -- Stress and Phonotactics -- Stress -- Phonotactics -- Anaptyxis -- Elision of Short Vowels -- Assimilation -- Morphology -- Nominal Morphology -- Verbal Morphology -- Remarks on Phraseology -- Nunation -- Negation -- The b-imperfect -- Future Marker -- fīh "there is / are" -- Some Conjunctions -- Auxiliaries and Verbal Particles -- Presentative Particles -- ġayr -- Intensifying Particle la -- bidd or widd + pron -- ʻād -- yabga -- Characteristics of the Narrative Style -- Pluralis paucitatis -- Concord -- A Sketchy Remark on Pitch.
Comparing Dialects -- Methods of Comparing Dialects -- Remarks to the Maps in the Appendix -- Criteria for Comparison from De Jong 2000 Producing Diffferences/Similarities in Central and Southern Sinai -- Added Criteria for Comparison of Dialects in Central and Southern Sinai -- Isoglosses -- The Identified Isoglosses in Central and Southern Sinai -- The Step Method to Calculate Relative Typological Distances between Dialects -- A Continuum: From Group VII Through Group VIII Towards Group I -- Multi-Dimensional Scaling -- 'Bedouinness' vs 'Sedentariness' -- The Locations of Isogloss Bundles in Central and Southern Sinai -- A 'Virtual' Isogloss Bundle, Number -39-: BWA and MzA -- Methods of Illustrating Dialect Diffferences -- Some Remarks on Methods of Illustrating Typological Similarities/Diffferences of Dialects -- Multi-Dimensional Scaling in a Two-Dimensional Map -- Other Results of the MDS Plot -- Grouping Dialects Using a Dendrogram -- What Informants Say -- A Comparison of the Dialect of the Ḥwēṭāt of Southern Jordan and the Ḥwēṭāt of Sinai -- Final Conclusions -- The Position of Sinai Dialects in Northwest Arabian Arabic (the NWA-group).
Language
English.
Summary
After publishing A Grammar of the Bedouin Dialects of the Northern Sinai Littoral: Bridging the Linguistic Gap between the Eastern and Western Arab World (Brill:2000), Rudolf de Jong completes his description of the Bedouin dialects of the Sinai Desert of Egypt by adding the present volume. To facilitate direct comparison of all Sinai dialects, the dialect descriptions in both volumes run parallel and are thus structured in the same manner. Quoting from his own extensive material and using a total of 95 criteria for comparison, De Jong applies the method of 'multi-dimensional scaling' and his own 'step-method' to arrive at a subdivision into eight (of which seven are 'Bedouin') typological groups in Sinai. An appendix with 68 maps and dialectrometrical plots completes the picture.
Local Note
JSTOR
Subject
Arabic language -- Dialects -- Egypt -- Sinai.
Bedouins -- Egypt -- Sinai -- Languages.
Arabic language -- Social aspects -- Egypt -- Sinai.
Bédouins -- Égypte -- Sinaï -- Langues.
Arabe (Langue) -- Aspect social -- Égypte -- Sinaï.
Reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects.
Encyclopaedias and reference works.
Reference works.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Arabic.
REFERENCE -- General.
Arabic language -- Dialects
Arabic language -- Social aspects
Bedouins -- Languages
Egypt -- Sinai
Mundart
Grammatik
Beduine
Sinai
Arabisch.
Other Form:
Print version: Jong, Rudolf Erik de. Grammar of the Bedouin dialects of central and southern Sinai. Leiden : Boston : Brill, 2011 9789004201019 (DLC) 2011006129 (OCoLC)702357983
ISBN
9789004201460 (electronic bk.)
9004201467 (electronic bk.)
9789004201019
9004201017