The General Linguistic Features of Modern Judeo-Arabic Dialects in the Maghreb

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The last few decades have witnessed extensive studies of and debates about modern Judeo-Arabic dialectics, especially in the larger cities in the Maghreb, where the spoken language has received particular interest. This article provides an overview of the linguistic features shared by several dialects—Moroccan, Tripolitanian, Algerian, Judeo-Berber and Tunisian—as well the issues they raise and their individual characteristics.

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    See the previously cited work of Pereira, ‘Arabic in the North African Region,’ 956.

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    A. Amahjour, ‘Un cuento judeo-árabe de Marruecos,’ Estudios de Dialectología Norteafricana y Andalusí 4 (1999) 210–211.

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    See Yoda, Arabic Dialect of the Jews in Tripoli, 140.

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    O.M. Baba, ‘Los adverbios y locuciones temporales en los dialectos árabes modernos,’ Anaquel de Estudios Árabes 16 (2005) 194, 196.

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    M. Cohen, Le parler árabe des Juifs d’Alger, 183.

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