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The Arabic dialect of the Rwala tribe, based on the ethnographic records of Alois Musil

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This thesis presents a linguistic description of the dialect of the Rwala tribe of northern Arabia as presented in Alois Musil’s (1928) ethnographical work 'The manners and customs of the Rwala bedouins'. A systematic presentation of the phonology and morphology is given, which compares the grammar of the language as Musil recorded it with other sources of the Rwala dialect, and with sources of north-Arabian dialects more broadly, in order to assess the fidelity of Musil’s transcriptions. ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
O'Hara, J
Grant:
AH/K00316X/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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