An Optimality Analysis of the Phonology of French Loanwords as Manifested in the Eastern Part of Algeria

  title={An Optimality Analysis of the Phonology of French Loanwords as Manifested in the Eastern Part of Algeria},
  author={Sara Kessar and Radwan S. Mahadin},
  journal={International Journal of Linguistics},
The present study sheds lights on the French loanwords which are integrated in the Algerian Spoken Arabic (ASA), particularly the dialect spoken in the Eastern part. It identifies the phonological processes used to adapt them within an Optimality Theory (OT) framework. A thorough scrutiny of the data indicated that the French loanwords underwent a number of adaptations to fit into the phonological system of the Algerian Arabic. Moreover, the results revealed that this nativization process… 

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