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Linguistic unity and diversity in Libyan Berber (Amazigh)

Abstract : This article is intended as a non-technical introduction to internal variation in Libyan Berber and its broader implications. Like Arab identity, Amazigh identity tends to be closely bound up with language. However, like Arabic, Berber is far from homogeneous, and mutual comprehensibility across different regions can be very limited. Understanding this cross-regional linguistic variation is important in order to predict, or plan, the future of Berber in Libya in a context of increasing institutionalisation and urbanisation.
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Lameen Souag. Linguistic unity and diversity in Libyan Berber (Amazigh). Anna Maria Di Tolla; Valentina Schiattarella. Libya between History and Revolution: Resilience, New Opportunities and Challenges for the Berbers, 7, UniorPress, pp.255-272, 2020, Studi Africanistici – Quaderni di studi berberi e libico berberi, 978-88-6719-189-5. ⟨halshs-02945957⟩



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