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A Mosaic of Scripts : Arabic Script in Africa from a comparative perspective

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Raia, Annachiara:
A Mosaic of Scripts : Arabic Script in Africa from a comparative perspective.
In: Quaderni di Studi Arabi. Vol. N.S. 12 (2017) . - pp. 207-218.
ISSN 1121-2306

Abstract in another language

Taught from primary school to the university level – where new courses on the globalization of the Arabic writing system have cropped up (Abdallah 2014) – the Arabic script, with all its orthographic peculiarities and multiple facets, continues to shape languages other than Arabic, their communities and specific textual traditions. However, comparative research on the Arabic script as used to write langauges other than Arabic, as well as broader topics such as digraphia and allography, are still rather scarce. This holds particularly true for Africa. One interesting exception is the book The Arabic Script in Africa. The first part of this article is dedicated to situating this book within the wider context of studies on digraphia, allography and specific local adaptations of the Arabic writing systems, while also pointing out the necessity for further research; the second part discusses the case studies presented in this book and their implications.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professur Literaturen in afrikanischen Sprachen > Professorship Literatures in African Languages - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Clarissa Vierke
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professur Literaturen in afrikanischen Sprachen
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 490 Other languages
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 07:46
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 07:46
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/46420