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LE HOBYOT PARLÉ AU YÉMEN

Abstract : This paper is the draft of the chapter on the Hobyot language spoken in Yemen, for the forthcoming volume dedicated to The Modern South Arabian Languages (=MSAL) spoken in Yemen. All the data have been collected in Yemen during many fieldwork sessions in the Hobyot speaking area, from 1983 to 2007. This language spoken in the sultanate of Oman and in Yemen is one of the most endangered language among the MSAL. It has never been fully described. The present circumstances in Yemen speed up the process of endangerment. It did not allow to check the data collected on the field so that the edition of this work has been delayed. However, considering the endangerment of Hobyot I chose to provide right now access to the results of my research. It is the first monography/ grammatical sketch on this language (spoken by about 400 speakers in Yemen). It may be a base for further research on the Hobyot variety spoken in Oman. My aim is to hightlight the position of Hobyot within the MSA group and to get a better knowledge of the development of Southern Semitic languages.
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Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle. LE HOBYOT PARLÉ AU YÉMEN. 2015. ⟨halshs-01179544⟩

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