Contemporary Journalistic Maltese: An Analytical and Comparative Study
Author: Edward Fenech
Publisher: Leiden: Brill, 1990, 251 p.
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This analytical and comparative study arose as part of an attempt to analyse the present-day Maltese language as it is actually used outside the literary circles. ‘Non-normative’ Maltese is, of course, a very vast subject, and cannot be treated extensively in a single survey. It is proposed here, therefore, to study only one facet of contemporary Maltese, namely the language used in newspapers. During the present analysis of the journalistic language, reference was made to spoken and to literary Maltese, as well as to foreign linguistic influences. By following this method, I was able on the one hand to describe the ‘non-normative’ aspects, and on the other compare and contrast the results in the light of ‘normative’ material.