Lexi. volume 33, issue 2017, P185-206 2018 DOI: 10.1515/lex-2017-0010 View full text
Daniele Baglioni

Abstract: AbstractThe so-called Mediterranean Lingua Franca is a Romance-based, only-spoken linguistic variety that in slavery and travel accounts of the 17th–18th centuries is said to have been used by Moors and Turks, mainly in North Africa and above all in Algiers, as a basic means of communication with Christian slaves. Its only lexicographic source is an anonymous dictionary printed in Marseille in 1830, which is devoted to the Lingua Franca as it was spoken in Algiers. This source is by far the richest one availab…

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