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dc.identifier.citationCowen, W. (1975). Caxaro's Cantilena : a checkpoint for change in Maltese. Journal of Maltese Studies, 10, 4-10.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article explains the change in Maltese language, emphasizing on Peter Caxaro's Cantilena, discovered by Wettinger and Fsadni in 1966. Peter Caxaro's Cantilena turns out not only to be an early text, but is the earliest text so far discovered of Maltese, It must have been composed before the year 1485, the year of Caxaro's death, and could have been composed as much as 40 years earlier. It is therefore potentially valuable as an indicator of what had and what had not changed by Caxaro's time in the process of Arabic becoming Maltese. Therefore, the author focuses on the changes of the Maltese language since Caxaro's death.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectMaltese language -- Foreign elements -- Arabicen_GB
dc.subjectMaltese language -- Phonemicsen_GB
dc.subjectLinguistic change -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectMaltese language -- Dialectsen_GB
dc.titleCaxaro's Cantilena : a checkpoint for change in Malteseen_GB
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dc.publication.titleJournal of Maltese Studiesen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorCowan, William
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