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Dialect Geography
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1. Introduction

The Arabic-speaking area is dialectally fragmented, as only few other speech areas are, and many a region remains a terra incognita. This shortcoming is a result of the geographical aspect on one hand: not all localities and regions have been investigated to the same extent. Thus, Khurasan Arabic was discovered only recently (Seeger 2002; Afghanistan Arabic). On the other hand, the data are heterogeneous as for s…

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Peter Behnstedt, “Dialect Geography”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 27 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0084>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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