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Morphologie gabaritique et apophonie dans un langage secret féminin (taqjmit) en berbère tachelhit

Abstract : This paper presents original data from Taqjmit, a secret language in Tashelhiyt Berber which is used by women in Southern Morocco. The main principle underlying word formation in this secret language can be stated as follows: to disguise a word, say it twice in one word. It is proposed that 1. only root consonants are kept in the disguised forms, 2. the repetition is strict insofar as any element in the disguised form is uttered only twice, and 3. the way the repetition is performed (gemination and reduplication) results from the use of a fixed-shape template, containing a derivational site of the form CV. As for vowel melody, which is invariant, it follows a uniform apophonic path, found in many languages (including Tashelhiyt Berber), and used here without any grammatical motivation.
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Mohamed Lahrouchi, Philippe Ségéral. Morphologie gabaritique et apophonie dans un langage secret féminin (taqjmit) en berbère tachelhit. Canadian Journal of Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 54 (2), pp.291-316. ⟨10.1017/S0008413100001262⟩. ⟨hal-00437910⟩



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