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Author Borg, Albert J

Title Maltese / Albert Borg and Marie Azzopardi-Alexander
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 395 pages) : illustrations
Series Descriptive grammars
Descriptive grammars
Contents 1. Syntax -- 2. Morphology -- 3. Phonology -- 4. Ideophones and interjections -- 5. Lexicon
Summary Maltese, the national language of the island of Malta, is the only Semitic language of Europe, spoken by almost 400,000 people. Focusing primarily on Standard Maltese, the authors clarify many areas which, until now, remained undefined, especially syntax and intonation. English loanwords continue to find their way into Standard Maltese as the influence of English becomes increasingly important. This book describes the syntactic, morphological and phonological structure of Maltese as one integrated linguistic system composed of many strands (Arabic, Romance and English) and complies with the Descriptive Grammars series profile. Consequently, Maltese will be appreciated not simply by the typologist, but also by the Arabist and the scholar of Romance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-384) and index
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Subject Maltese language -- Grammar
Form Electronic book
Author Azzopardi-Alexander, Marie, 1952-
LC no. 96013272
ISBN 0203192605