Catherine Miller, Director of Research at the CNRS and Director of Iremam (2015-2017), has registered fifty-seven interviews across two years (1981 and 1984) in South Sudan.
In this region, an intermediary between the Arabo-Muslim and African worlds, a variety of vehicular Arabic called Juba Arabic developed in the second half of the 19th century. A growing phenomenon throughout the 20th century, it has been observed in particular in Juba, capital of the Province of Equatoria in South Sudan, where the majority of these interviews were carried out. Catherine Miller has used this material to study the expansion of Juba Arabic, to the detriment of vernacular languages, and the cultural, economic, political and educational implications of Arabization in this region of the country.
This corpus was deposited at the MMSH Sound Archives in 2008 by Catherine Miller. The recordings can be heard online.
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