HEBREW AND ARAMAIC ELEMENTS IN THE ISRAELI VERNACULAR CHRISTIAN-­‐ARABIC AND IN THE WRITTEN CHRISTIAN ARABIC OF PALESTINE, SYRIA, AND LEBANON

  • Ibrahim Bassal The Academic Arab College – Haifa and Beit-Berl College

Abstract

This essay examines the Hebrew and Aramaic residues in the Arabic vernacular spoken by Israeli Christians and the written Arabic of Christians in the Holy Land, Syria, and Lebanon.  The corpus of the spoken Christian-Arabic under consideration here is based on cassette recordings of elderlies who live in Christian villages in northern Israel - namely in Fassuta,
Me’ilya, Tarshiha, Bqe’a, Jiish, Kufir Yasif, Ekreth, Bir’im, Ibilleen and Shfa’amir.
The corpus of the written Christian-Arabic being reviewed is based mainly on folk tales, poems, proverbs, dictionaries, Bible translations, books of interpretations, and liturgical sources.

Author Biography

Ibrahim Bassal, The Academic Arab College – Haifa and Beit-Berl College

Ibrahim Bassal, Ph.D. is  Head of the Hebrew Department in The Academic Arab College - Haifa and Beit-Berl College.

 

Published
2015-05-01
How to Cite
Bassal, I. (2015). HEBREW AND ARAMAIC ELEMENTS IN THE ISRAELI VERNACULAR CHRISTIAN-­‐ARABIC AND IN THE WRITTEN CHRISTIAN ARABIC OF PALESTINE, SYRIA, AND LEBANON. The Levantine Review, 4(1), 86-116. https://doi.org/10.6017/lev.v4i1.8721
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