The “-ĂNNĂŖG-” Pseudo-Infixation Arabic "ġāwş" of El-Jadida, Morocco
Université Ibn Tofail, Kénitra
The “ġāwş” (a “secret language” of El-Jadida, Morocco) has not been thoroughly investigated. In this book, scrutiny is on the major mechanisms of the “language”. Focus is on the overall details that show the multi-faceted manipulations of single words, phrases, clauses and sentences (of all types and lengths), taking into account the important idiosyncratic aspects of the Moroccan Arabic variety of El-Jadida, with its rather longer vowels, among other things. The “secret language” works on the modifications of the word-to-encode through a major, and rather context-bound, “pseudo-infixation” of a disguise item that blurs all the common linguistic boundaries in relation to syllables, affixes, particles, clitics, words, phrases, clauses, sentences and even discourse fragments.
ISBN 9783862883097. LINCOM Studies in Afroasiatic Languages 33. 132pp. 2012.