Berberstudien & A Sketch of Siwi Berber (Egypt)
Author: Werner Vycichl †. Edited by: Dymitr Ibriszimow, Maarten Kossmann. 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 The second part of this volume is a hitherto unpublished sketch of the Berber language of Siwa (Egypt).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 Vycichl’ s biography.
In 2012 and 2013, two doctoral theses on the tonology of Siwi and on language contact between Siwi and Arabic have been published in this series, see the following links:
- Acoustically Based Phonemics of Siwi (Berber)
- Berber and Arabic in 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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