By Z. Gabsi.
The Tunisian Berber (or Shilha) vernaculars are one of the least defined Afroasiatic (Hamito-Semitic) languages to this present day. even supposing they've been provisionally assigned to the North-Berber crew in the Berber department of Afroasiatic, their rapid association continues to be an open query. The vital job of this current paintings is to explain the phonology, morphology and syntax of Douiret. much less critical to the goals of the examine is the research of the elemental wordstores of the 3 surviving Shilha kinds which come with Douiret, Chninni (or Chenini) and Ouirsighen (Jerba). The Shilha number of Douiret is selected for this research since it nonetheless keeps a few primary components of Berber constitution which aren't very distinct to different Berber languages comparable to Kabyle and Tamazight. The examine indicates that Tunisian Berber nonetheless survives this present day, yet its destiny is still doubtful within the face of the forces of urbanisation, financial migration and absence of presidency aid all of which could give a contribution hypothetically to its most probably demise. This learn could be pursued on the subject of the social and cultural context of the Tunisian Berber vernaculars. study at the nature of language touch bewtween Tunisian Arabic and Shilha is essentially non-existent and during this learn, is a secondary quandary. The powerful effect of the neighborhood Arabic superstratum on Shilha in phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis can be investigated, in addition to the presence of Berber components within the certain Arabic dialect of Tunisia. because the thesis name indicates, this examine shouldn't be taken because the final observe on Berber in Tunisia. The little to be had information on Berber in Tunisia makes the duty more durable in constructing a transparent photograph of its constitution and dating with different Berber languages resembling Kabyle and Tamazight.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Education)
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