By Z. Gabsi.
The Tunisian Berber (or Shilha) vernaculars are one of the least defined Afroasiatic (Hamito-Semitic) languages to today. even if they've been provisionally assigned to the North-Berber workforce in the Berber department of Afroasiatic, their instant association is still an open query. The central activity of this current paintings is to explain the phonology, morphology and syntax of Douiret. much less crucial to the goals of the learn is the research of the fundamental wordstores of the 3 surviving Shilha forms which come with Douiret, Chninni (or Chenini) and Ouirsighen (Jerba). The Shilha number of Douiret is selected for this learn since it nonetheless keeps a few basic parts of Berber constitution which aren't very diverse to different Berber languages resembling Kabyle and Tamazight. The study exhibits that Tunisian Berber nonetheless survives at the present time, yet its destiny continues to be doubtful within the face of the forces of urbanisation, monetary migration and absence of presidency aid all of that can give a contribution hypothetically to its most likely demise. This examine might be pursued as regards to the social and cultural context of the Tunisian Berber vernaculars. examine at the nature of language touch bewtween Tunisian Arabic and Shilha is virtually non-existent and during this examine, is a secondary main issue. The powerful effect of the neighborhood Arabic superstratum on Shilha in phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis is usually investigated, in addition to the presence of Berber components within the precise Arabic dialect of Tunisia. because the thesis name indicates, this research shouldn't be taken because the final be aware on Berber in Tunisia. The little on hand information on Berber in Tunisia makes the duty more durable in developing a transparent photograph of its constitution and dating with different Berber languages similar to Kabyle and Tamazight.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Education)