Kurdish-Arabic code-switching in Nali's selected poems

Other Title(s)

تبديل اللغة من الكردية الى العربية في قصائد الشاعر نالي

Author

Abd Allah, Luqman Abd al-Rahman

Source

ZANCO Journal of Humanity Sciences

Issue

Vol. 25, Issue 3 (30 Jun. 2021), pp.203-217, 15 p.

Publisher

Salahaddin University-Erbil Department of Scientific Publications

Publication Date

2021-06-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

15

Main Subjects

Languages
Literature

Abstract EN

The present study aims at exploring Kurdish-Arabic code-switching in selected poems of Nali.

Nali was a famous Kurdish classical poet.

In his poems, Nali frequently swapped from Kurdish to Arabic.

The researcher analyzes his poems from a sociolinguistic perspective.

Therefore, the thrust of this paper is to clarify the role of this phenomenon in sociolinguistic, functional and structural aspects.

The researcher has hypothesized that the sociolinguistic model of code-switching proposed by the American Linguist, Gumperz (1982) is applicable for the analysis of the phenomenon of code-switching in Nali’s poems.

The study concluded that code-switching happens in multilingual society in conversation even in poems.

The verses in which code-switching occurs are described as macaronic in literature.

Another achievement is that macaronic poems of Nali were not the outcome of illiteracy or poor linguistic competence, on the contrary, they reflect his powerfulness in the use of his bilingualism and linguistic competence.

Thus, code-switching is a positive point in his poems and adds to his rhetoric.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abd Allah, Luqman Abd al-Rahman. 2021. Kurdish-Arabic code-switching in Nali's selected poems. ZANCO Journal of Humanity Sciences،Vol. 25, no. 3, pp.203-217.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1266088

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abd Allah, Luqman Abd al-Rahman. Kurdish-Arabic code-switching in Nali's selected poems. ZANCO Journal of Humanity Sciences Vol. 25, no. 3 (2021), pp.203-217.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1266088

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abd Allah, Luqman Abd al-Rahman. Kurdish-Arabic code-switching in Nali's selected poems. ZANCO Journal of Humanity Sciences. 2021. Vol. 25, no. 3, pp.203-217.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1266088

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 215-216

Record ID

BIM-1266088