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Focusing primarily on Standard Maltese, the authors clarify many areas which, until now, remain undefined, with emphasis on syntax and intonation. English loanwords continue to find their way into Standard Maltese, especially as the Maltese inhabitants become increasingly bilingual, and the variations are studied, as well as their morphological behavior. The book describes the syntactic, morphological and phonological structure of Maltese as one integrated linguistic system composed of different strands (Arabic, Romance and English).Other semantic fields are associated with more or less traditional crafls and skills: the stone-mason, stone-carver, stone-tumer, the carpenter, cabinet-maker, wood- tumer, the blacksmith, the wrought-iron worker, crafls associated with ship- building and ship-repair, the tailor, the ... courier, public lotto receiver, fisherman ( various types of boat, equipment, marine terminology), farmer (types of soil, crops , anbsp;...

Author:Marie Azzopardi-Alexander, Albert Borg
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-04-15


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