2018
DOI: 10.1515/lex-2017-0010 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Daniele Baglioni

Abstract: The 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 available, but … Show more

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