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Edited by Giuliano Lancioni, Roma Tre University, and Lidia Bettini, University of Florence
This book is the first volume devoted to the issues raised by the definition of ‘word’ in Arabic. Papers include studies on the history of Arabic grammatical and rhetorical traditions, current theoretical and applied linguistics, and language contact.
Jared Greenblatt, Tel Aviv University
This work is a linguistic description of an obsolescent dialect of Neo-Aramaic. The dialect was originally spoken by Jews residing in the village of Amǝdya (a.k.a Amadiya) in modern-day northern Iraq. Included are edited transcriptions and translations of a selection of texts recorded in the ...
Aaron D. Rubin
This volume contains a detailed grammatical description of Mehri, an unwritten Semitic language spoken in Oman and Yemen. It is the first grammar of its kind, and the first of any Modern South Arabian language in a century.
This book contributes to the critical discussion concerning the status of the Kitāb within the wider linguistic debate. It offers an overarching linguistic pattern that interacts with modern linguistics, and highlights the Kitāb’s true historical and linguistic potentials.
This book constitutes the first thorough, corpus-based analysis of the verb in Late Maskilic (Jewish Enlightenment) Hebrew prose fiction. It assesses Maskilic Hebrew verbal morphology and syntax both synchronically and within the context of the diachronic Hebrew verbal system.
Steven E. Fassberg
This work is a unique documentation of the now extinct Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Challa (modern-day Çukurca, Turkey). It is based on recordings of the last native speaker of the dialect, who passed away in 2007. In addition to a grammatical description, it contains sample texts and a ...
This book provides an exhaustive analysis of the semantic domain of ‘gift’ in Ancient Hebrew. The investigation focuses on the single lexemes and provides an overall picture of the developments of the lexical field across the linguistic layers of Ancient Hebrew.
Enam Al-Wer and Rudolf de Jong
This book offers a fresh look at Arabic data in a collection of thought-provoking, new articles written by some of the best known scholars in the field. The contributors discuss topics in historical, social and spatial dialectology focusing on Arabic data investigated within modern analytical ...
Analyzing the medieval Arab grammarians' treatment of sentence types and word-order patterns in Arabic, this book sheds new light on the achievements of one of the major traditions in the history of linguistics, and assesses the contribution of modern scholarship to the discussion of the issues ...
edited by Everhard Ditters and Harald Motzki
This Liber Amicorum discusses topics on the history of Arabic grammar, Arabic linguistics, and Arabic dialects, domains in which Kees Versteegh plays a leading role.
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