The course is structured in two parts. The first involves the introduction to the main notions of Egyptian dialect, with the study of the main differences with Modern Standard Arabic: phonetic characteristics; syntax of the sentence and main grammatical rules. In this first part non-literary texts in Egyptian dialect with gradual and progressive difficulty will be analyzed, in addition to interviews, dialogues and songs in dialect. The second part of the course focuses on the study of literary works written in dialect.
- P. Zanelli, L’arabo colloquiale egiziano, Ca Foscarina, Venezia 2017.
-Samia Louis, Kallimni ‘Arabi, AUC Press, Cairo 2007.
- F. De Angelis, Mustafa Musharraf tra rivoluzione e letteratura, IPOCAN, Roma 2017
Further bibliographical updates will be provided during the lectures.
For further information:
- O. Durand, Dialettologia araba, Carocci 2018
- Baha Ed-Dina Ossama, Kilma Helwa, Egyptian Arabic through Popular Songs, AUC Press, Cairo 2015