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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.

In: Zutot