ARABIC-­KARSHUNI: AN ATTEMPT TO PRESERVE MARONITE IDENTITY; THE CASE OF ALEPPO

  • Francisco Del Rio Sánchez University of Barcelona

Abstract

This paper investigates the reasons behind Middle Eastern Syriac Christian communities - particulary the Maronites' - use of the Syriac script when writing Arabic; a phenomenon known as Karshuni.



Author Biography

Francisco Del Rio Sánchez, University of Barcelona
Francisco del Río Sánchez is Associate Professor in the Department of Semitic Languages at the University of Barcelona.  He has worked in Aleppo (Syria) for the past fourteen years, directing a research project cataloguing Syriac and Arabic manuscripts preserved in family collections and private libraries  throughout Aleppo.  Dr. Del Rio Sánchez has written extensively in the field of Semitics, Arabic, and Aramaic studies.
Published
2013-05-31
How to Cite
Del Rio Sánchez, F. (2013). ARABIC-­KARSHUNI: AN ATTEMPT TO PRESERVE MARONITE IDENTITY; THE CASE OF ALEPPO. The Levantine Review, 2(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.6017/lev.v2i1.5079
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