Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard and Rudolf de Jong

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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(1,860 words)

Author(s): Aharon Geva-Kleinberger
The penetration of Arabic loanwords into Modern Hebrew (Ivrit) is vast. Some of these loanwords derive from fuṣḥā (Literary Arabic), some from the dialects, especially the Palestinian dialects, and a rare few from the Jewish Arabic dialects of other regions. All layers of Israeli society, including the media and modern literature and poetry, rich and poor, Jews of Ashkenazi or Sephardi origin, use Arabic loanwords in their speech. There seems to be no geographical connection with the degree of usage of Arabic lo…
Date: 2018-04-01

Ivrit Loanwords

(2,080 words)

Author(s): Muhammad Hasan Amara
Historically, Hebrew was extensively influenced by Arabic, especially during the Middle Ages, with the result that many lexical items entered Hebrew from Arabic. Since the establishment of Israel, though, the Arabic spoken by Palestinians who became Israeli citizens has absorbed many items from Modern Hebrew (Ivrit). 1. Knowledge and use of Ivrit Although Palestinian Arabs in Palestine had some contact with the Jews even before the establishment of Israel in 1948, extensive contacts developed in subsequent years. Between 1948 and 1966 the encounter w…
Date: 2018-04-01