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Title:Fulfulde in the Sudan: process of adaptation to Arabic
Author:Abu-Manga, al-AminISNI
Series:Marburger Studien zur Afrika- und Asienkunde. Serie A, Afrika
City of publisher:Berlin
Geographic term:Sudan
Fulfulde language
Abstract:This study is based on fieldwork in central, eastern and western parts of the Republic of the Sudan from July to November 1983. It deals with the process of adaptation of Fulfulde, the language spoken by the Fulani, to Arabic. It begins with a lengthy introduction. Chapter 1 examines the process of adaptation of Sudanese Arabic sounds in Sudanese Fulfulde. Chapter 2 establishes the basic criteria for the allocation of Sudanese Arabic loan-nouns and adjectives to the Fulfulde noun classes, and chapter 3 explains the adaptation of the Sudanese Arabic loan-verbs and participles to the Fulfulde verbal and participial systems. Chapter 4 deals with the behaviour of Sudanese Arabic conjunctions, prepositions, adverbs and numerals in Sudanese Fulfulde, on the one hand, and the fate of the (Sudanese) Arabic definite article and pronouns, on the other hand. This is followed by a chapter on certain semantic anomalies related to the use of Sudanese Arabic linguistic elements in Sudanese Fulfulde. The last chapter analyses two important sociolinguistic phenomena: 'interference' and 'code-switching', and closes with a brief statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative bilingualism among Sudanese Fulani bilinguals.