Secret Languages
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1. Definition of secret languages

Dissimulation, one of the current functions of language, is the process whereby communicants resort to various stratagems to conceal from outsiders the content of what are intended as private or restricted exchanges (slang; jargon). Effected through the use of secret languages, this function…

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Abderrahim Youssi, “Secret Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0298>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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