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Egyptian Judeo-Arabic

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Author(s): Benjamin Hary
The Characteristics of Spoken Egyptian Judeo-ArabicEgyptian Judeo-Arabic is the dialect that has been used by Egyptian Jews. Nada Tomiche was the first to document Egyptian Jewish speech, highlighting several spoken features, distinguishing them from Christian and Muslim Egyptian Arabic in phonetics, morphology, and the lexicon. Haim Blanc followed suit, laying the foundations for research on Egyptian Judeo-Arabic. Although Blanc argued that the dialect spoken by Cairene Jews is not distinct from the…


(3,440 words)

Author(s): Benjamin Hary
Hypercorrection (also called overcorrectness) is one kind of ‘linguistic correction’, best termed ‘pseudocorrection’ (Blau 1970). Pseudocorrections result from speakers' and writers' desire to speak and to write a more prestigious variety and to avoid stigmatized forms. For example, in England, tension between social dialects has persistently caused speakers and writers to employ various hypercorrections. One important determinant of social status has been the pronunciation of the glottal fricat…
Date: 2018-04-01