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By Albert Borg, Sandro Caruana, Alexandra Vella

The contributions incorporated during this assortment current various views on a number of facets of Maltese Linguistics, thereby enriching a box which has been attracting significantly better curiosity in recent times than used to be the case some time past. The papers specialise in the Maltese language itself in addition to on Maltese in terms of different languages. they supply an image of Maltese regularly from a synchronic viewpoint, descriptions starting from indepth analyses of morphological and syntactic positive aspects to contributions at the lexicon, corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics. a couple of papers facing diachronic issues also are integrated. the themes handled during this quantity exhibit not just that Maltese is the item of analysis from quite a few views but additionally that students with assorted backgrounds and of other nationalities are learning this language, therefore supplying an enriching physique of knowl-edge, together with findings of curiosity to normal linguistics and diverse different fields within the humanities. Der vorliegende Band enthalt Beitrage mit vielfaltigen Herangehensweisen zu unterschiedlichen Aspekten der maltesischen Sprachwissenschaft und erweitert dadurch den Blick auf eine Disziplin, die in den letzten Jahren deutlich mehr Interesse findet als das in der Vergangenheit der Fall conflict. Der Fokus wird in den einzelnen Beitragen sowohl auf die maltesische Sprache an sich als auch auf den Sprachkontakt von Maltesisch mit anderen Sprachen gerichtet. Neben synchronen Untersuchungen, die morphologische und syntaktische Eigenschaften sowie lexikalische, korpus- und soziolinguistische Aspekte von Maltesisch eingehend beleuchten, finden sich Analysen mit vorwiegend diachroner Blickrichtung. Die thematische Vielfalt des vorliegenden Bandes, die aus den unterschiedlichen He-rangehensweisen der beteiligten Wissenschaftler unterschiedlicher Nationalitat und mit unterschiedlichem Forschungshintergrund resultiert, erweitert nicht nur den Wissensbestand der maltesischen Linguistik, sondern kann auch bereichernde Erkenntnisse fur die Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft sowie fur andere Zweige der Geisteswissenschaften liefern."

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Unfortunately, the corpus I rely on is still limited, because only few texts have been published and most of them have not been studied from a linguistic point of view. The major source for my research is represented by Tunisian documents dating from the 17th century written in the local French and British consulates and in the chancellery of the Ottoman regency. This material was first gathered by Cremona, who aimed at collecting the texts in a book and providing them with a linguistic commentary.

Skapula ‘to escape’ as a word of Sicilian provenance. In fact, Sic. scapulari primarily means ‘to free’, in accordance with its Latin etymon *EXCAPŬLĀRE ‘to untie a lace’. The verb can signify ‘to avoid’ or ‘to overcome a danger’ as well. ). The semantics of It. scapolare more or less coincide with those of the Sicilian verb. ). In addition, if we examine Levantine texts, we find that in the Italian translations of Ottoman documents scapolare is often used instead of scappare when referring to slaves.

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