This study aims at investigating possible rules that govern code mixing between the two basic varieties (H and L; Ferguson, 1959) at the verbal phrase level (combining linguistic features of Fusha and ‘ammiya in spoken verbal sentences used in ‘ammiyat Al-Muthaqqafin). In this study, the feature of choice is the use of the b-prefix (an aspectual marker used as a prefix with present tense ‘ammiya verbs). In particular, this study aims at analyzing the possible rules that govern the use of the b-prefix from a linguistic perspective. Furthermore, this study attempts to determine whether morphological or syntactic factors affect its use. Finally, the possible effect of the topic on the use of the b-prefix shall be investigated.
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(2008).Code mixing in 'Ammiyat Al-muthaqqafin: a case study on the use of the b-prefix as a tense marker [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Tawakol, Hanady. Code mixing in 'Ammiyat Al-muthaqqafin: a case study on the use of the b-prefix as a tense marker. 2008. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.