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Title: Studies on the Arabic dialects of the Persian Gulf
Author: Johnstone, T. M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2730 0142
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1962
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The material presented in this thesis was collected mainly during the course of a sabbatical leave in the Persian Gulf in 1958-1959. Little work has been done up to the present on the dialects of this area , and this thesis attempts to present the salient features of these dialects , along with texts illustrating facets of their grammar and vocabulary. The thesis contains an introductory chapter, in which it is attempted to show the relationship of this group of dialects to those other dialects of Arabia , with which comparison seemed relevant, but no final classification can be attempted until further comparative material is available. Section I discusses the phonetics and grammar of the Kuwaiti dialect, and presents some texts. Phonetics and morphology are discussed fairly fully here, so that similar points can be treated more briefly in the succeeding sections. Section II consists of notes on the Beduin dialects spoken in Kuwait. The main work in this field was done in Dosiri, and this is set out in the article submitted with this thesis . Some further notes on this dialect are given in the text of the thesis. Section III deals with the Bahraini dialect. Here there is good illustrative material available, and this has been utilised in setting out the description of this dialect . Section IV deals with the Qatari dialect and, very briefly, with the Hajiri dialect as spoken in Qatar • Texts illustrating both dialects are included. Section V gives notes on tbe dialects of Abu Dhabi (Zabi) , Buraimi and Dubayy. The texts here cover only the Dubayy dialect. The thesis is not presented as a comparative study of this group of dialects, but the numeration of the various parts is standard throughout from Section I, in order to facilitate cross-reference.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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