Berberstudien & A Sketch of Siwi Berber (Egypt)
Author: Werner Vycichl †. Edited by: Dymitr Ibriszimow, Maarten Kossmann. With an introduction by: Lionel Galand. Series edited by: Harry Stroomer.
Series: Berber Studies Volume 102005
36 pp. Roman, 258 pp.
numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): German, English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
Werner Vycichl (1909–1999) was among the foremost specialists in Berber historical linguistics. Taking a broad comparative view, his studies of Berber historical phonetics and morphology incited much interest and often provided fertile ground for discussions. Among the largest projects he envisaged was a Handbuch der Berbersprachen, an overview of Berber historical linguistics, phonetics and morphology. Although he worked on this for over twenty-five years, he was not able to finish it.
The first part of this edition is an extract of his manuscript. It contains article-like chapters dealing mainly with Berber language materials in antique sources, historical phonetics and morphology of the Berber languages. The second part of this volume is a hitherto unpublished sketch of the Berber language of Siwa (Egypt). Based on fieldwork undertaken over many years, it provides us with a full overview of Siwan morphology, as well as with important insights into its phonology and syntax.
Following the link at the bottom, you will find the biography of Werner Vycichl.
During the last years, two doctoral theses on the tonology of Siwi and on language contact between Siwi and Arabic have been published in this series, as well as a text collection, see the following links:
- Acoustically Based Phonemics of Siwi (Berber)
- Berber and Arabic in Siwa (Egypt)
- Berber Texts from Siwa (Egypt)
- A Grammar of Ayer Tuareg (Niger)
- Berber Loanwords in Hausa
- Essai sur la phonologie du proto-berbère
- Études berbères V – Essais sur des variations dialectales et autres articles
Andrzej Zaborski in Folia Orientalia, 41/2005, pp. 288
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