Semitic Dialects and Dialectology
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Klimiuk, Maciej: Vowel Length in Maltese Dialects of Gozo, in: Klimiuk, Maciej (Ed.): Semitic Dialects and Dialectology : Fieldwork—Community—Change, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2022, p. 213-227. https://doi.org/10.17885/heiup.859.c13962

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Published 30.06.2022.


Maciej Klimiuk

Vowel Length in Maltese Dialects of Gozo

The first part of this article is focused on previous works on the subject, which discuss the vowel system of standard Maltese (SM). The review will show the multiplicity of approaches and lack of unanimity among researchers in describing the vowel inventory of a language assumed to have been standardised. The second part discusses publications that deal with vowel systems in Maltese dialects and focuses on the vowel system of Gozitan dialects, based on the author’s fieldwork.

Keywords field research, Gozitan dialects, Gozo, Malta, Maltese dialectology, vowel, vowel length