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Tale of the magic scarf
University of Helsinki.
2012 (English)In: Orientalia Suecana, ISSN 0078-6578, Vol. 61, no Supplement, 39-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The motif of the tale is how the innocence of the bride brought from a distant village and the honesty of the servant who fetched her, are proven. In the plot, the magic scarf plays a central role. Linguistically, the text is an example of the use of two different types of dialectal Arabic in Jordan. In the narrative, a conservative form of the local rural dialect is used, whereas the poetic passages display a variety of the Bedouin-type language of the so-called Nabaṭi poetry.

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Uppsala, 2012. Vol. 61, no Supplement, 39-47 p.
Keyword [en]
Arabic dialect, Jordanian, folkloric narrative, bedouin poetry, Nabati poetry, magic scarf
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203140OAI: diva2:635256
Available from: 2013-07-03 Created: 2013-07-03 Last updated: 2013-07-04Bibliographically approved

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