By Renee Kahane, Andreas Tietze Henry Kahane

752p., the current learn at the Lingua Franca within the Levant has a double goal: the translation of a definite (semantically and traditionally well-defined) sector of the Turkish vocabulary, and the demonstration, within the kind of short etymological sketches, of the linguistic-cultural cohesion of the Mediterranean.

The learn takes as its start line the Western and Greek nautical parts in Turkish; those are illustrated as totally as attainable. the tip aspect is the Mediterranean distribution and historical past of every of the phrases. within the accumulating of the non-Turkish fabric the writers have paid specific consciousness to the Arabic, Dalmatian, and Greek cognates of the phrases less than dialogue, as a way to current a extra special photograph of the jap (and Southern) Mediterranean than has been attainable heretofore. The double orientation, immediately Turkish and Mediterranean, of the research is mirrored, within the composition of the crowd of employees and within the procedure within the elaboration of the study.

Andreas Tietze, the Turkologist, gathered nautical phrases utilized in Turkish that weren't, in his opinion, of Turkish starting place; from those, Renée Kahane drew up a listing of the phrases that have been, in her opinion, Italian or Greek in foundation; for every time period in this record Tietze collected as plentiful Turkish technical and literary documents as attainable; Henry Kahane and Renée Kahane defined in short the background of every time period within the Mediterranean, making an attempt (often in useless) to set up its final beginning and sketching its distribution through the Mediterranean, from Portugal to Greece, with Tietze including the corresponding Arabic fabric

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