Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

The term ‘substrate’ stems from the Latin sub-stratum, which means ‘underlying layer’. The two aspects of ‘underlying’ and ‘being layered’ are both essential to the various connotations of substrate in linguistics as well as in other sciences.

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Wouter Kusters, “Substrate”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0324>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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