Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Magdalenen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-25T23:30:37Z
dc.date.available2019-07-25T23:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-01en
dc.identifier.issn0022-4480
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/294924
dc.description.abstractThe contemporary coexistence of fronted and plosive reflexes of ğīm excites much scholarly interest: does the voiced velar stop [g] reflex prevalent in some urban areas of Egypt constitute a continuation of the Proto-Semitic phoneme /g/; or is it a recent phenomenon, the result of a process of ‘de-affrication’ which stabilized in Cairo and its surrounding provinces as late as 1800–60 CE? Following the influential work of Blanc (1969, 1981) and Hary (1996a), the latter interpretation has become the established consensus among scholars of Judaeo-Arabic. In relation to Judaeo-Arabic, Blanc's thesis relies on (i) the use of the diacritic with gimel denoting ğīm and (ii) occurrences of assimilation, metathesis and substitute graphemic representations of ğīm. In questioning the assumption of the diacritic's phonetic significance, demonstrating its unreliability as a source from which to reconstruct the historical phonetic reflexes of ğīm and re-examining oft-cited instances of assimilation, metathesis and graphemic substitutions in light of new evidence, this paper establishes that Judaeo-Arabic orthography makes a much more limited, albeit valuable, contribution to the field of historical Arabic linguistics in this regard than has previously been suggested.
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleRevisiting the Question of Ğīm from the Perspective of Judaeo-Arabicen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage183
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Semitic Studiesen
prism.startingPage155
prism.volume64en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.42011
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-05-16en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/jss/fgy033en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-04-01en
dc.contributor.orcidConnolly, Magdalen [0000-0002-0432-848X]
dc.identifier.eissn1477-8556
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2019-02-25en
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:42:56 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-02-25


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record