International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Dialectological and sociolinguistic analysis of the unpublished manuscript of al-Alati :Set of proverbs written in dialect by the late Sheik Hassan al- Alati


This study of the inedit manuscript of Sheikh Hassan al-Alati aims to shed light on the erotic dialect and enrich a field little explored by research on contemporary Arabic dialectology. Our aim is to study the locutions and writing processes in this manuscript, which differs from Alatis first book Tarwi al-nufus wa moḍḥek alabus (The appeasement of the spirits that makes the most worried people laugh) in which he excels at varying the terms and situations of humour, but does not approach it using erotic insult terms. In this study, the emphasis is on analysing the semantic connotations of the vocabularies and placing them in the Egyptian historical context. It proposes to establish a dialectological and sociolinguistic reading of this manuscript that deserves to be explored since Alati is considered among the precursors of humour in Egypt.