A conventional orthography for tunisian Arabic

Inès Zribi, Rahma Boujelbane, Abir Masmoudi, Mariem Ellouze, Lamia Belguith, Nizar Habash

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Abstract

Tunisian Arabic is a dialect of the Arabic language spoken in Tunisia. Tunisian Arabic is an under-resourced language. It has neither a standard orthography nor large collections of written text and dictionaries. Actually, there is no strict separation between Modern Standard Arabic, the official language of the government, media and education, and Tunisian Arabic; the two exist on a continuum dominated by mixed forms. In this paper, we present a conventional orthography for Tunisian Arabic, following a previous effort on developing a conventional orthography for Dialectal Arabic (or CODA) demonstrated for Egyptian Arabic. We explain the design principles of CODA and provide a detailed description of its guidelines as applied to Tunisian Arabic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages2355-2361
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9782951740884
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: May 26 2014May 31 2014

Other

Other9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period5/26/145/31/14

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Keywords

  • Arabic Dialect
  • CODA
  • Orthography
  • Tunisian Arabic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics

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Zribi, I., Boujelbane, R., Masmoudi, A., Ellouze, M., Belguith, L., & Habash, N. (2014). A conventional orthography for tunisian Arabic. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 (pp. 2355-2361). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).

A conventional orthography for tunisian Arabic. / Zribi, Inès; Boujelbane, Rahma; Masmoudi, Abir; Ellouze, Mariem; Belguith, Lamia; Habash, Nizar.

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2014. p. 2355-2361.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zribi, I, Boujelbane, R, Masmoudi, A, Ellouze, M, Belguith, L & Habash, N 2014, A conventional orthography for tunisian Arabic. in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), pp. 2355-2361, 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland, 5/26/14.
Zribi I, Boujelbane R, Masmoudi A, Ellouze M, Belguith L, Habash N. A conventional orthography for tunisian Arabic. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014. European Language Resources Association (ELRA). 2014. p. 2355-2361
Zribi, Inès ; Boujelbane, Rahma ; Masmoudi, Abir ; Ellouze, Mariem ; Belguith, Lamia ; Habash, Nizar. / A conventional orthography for tunisian Arabic. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2014. pp. 2355-2361
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