LSAAL 34: The Arabic Permutation “şāwġ” of El-Jadida, Morocco

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The Arabic Permutation “şāwġ” of El-Jadida, Morocco

Nasser Berjaoui
Université Ibn Tofail, Kénitra

The numerous and detailed operations at work in the “Inversion”/“Backward” “secret language” (“SL”) of El-Jadida, Morocco, known as “ş-şāwġ”, are scrutinized in this investigation. The manipulating changes affecting individual sounds, syllables, words and structures (of all types, categories and lengths) will be studied, with a consideration of the rich and interesting phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic and discursive effects of the “SLs” on the MA variety of El-Jadida, generally and most commonly referred to, in the relevant literature, as the “Aroubi” (villager)/“Doukkali” variety.

ISBN 9783862883295. LINCOM Studies in Afroasiatic Languages 34. 126pp. 2012.

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