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Mediterranean Language Review
Edited by Werner Arnold, Matthias Kappler, Till Stellino and Christian Voß
The Mediterranean Language Review is an interdisciplinary forum for the investigation of language and culture in the Mediterranean, past and present, for example:
- linguistic contact and diffusion in the Mediterranean area and its hinterland; interaction of language and culture in the region; case studies of linguistic relativity; culturally determined language behaviour;
- the historical evolution and present state of languages spoken by small nations and ethnic minorities (e.g. Berber, Albanian in Italy and Greece, Neo-Aramaic, Judeo-Arabic, Judezmo, the language of Gypsies, etc.); languages problems endemic to small speaker communities in the region; ethnolinguistic research on Bedouin; religion and language: confessional affiliation and language use; liturgical languages;
- ethnolinguistic studies on island communities in the Mediterranean (Corsica, Sardinia, Cyprus, Malta, the Greek islands, etc.); linguistic obsolescence; linguistic stratification: areal typology and the languages of the Mediterranean littoral; substratal phenomena;
- interlinguas: Kultursprachen of the Mediterranean (Greek, Latin, Italian, Arabic, etc.); the lexical impact of globalization; Mediterranean Lingua Franca; maritime linguistics; lexical convergence; relics of colonial and maritime English, e.g. in Maltese, Egyptian Arabic, Cypriot Greek, etc.; marginal language;
- approaches to Mediterranean lexicology (Worte und Sachen); ethnolinguistic studies of traditional professions; the levelling linguistic impact of globalization.
This journal is peer-reviewed.
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