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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 ...
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 ...
Hongkai Sun and Guangkun Liu. Translated, annotated, and supplemented by Fengxiang Li, Ela Thurgood and Graham Thurgood
A work that will be of interest to those interested in typology, language history, and contact induced change, this book documents the radical restructuring of Anong over the last 40 years under intense contact with Lisu.
Ilya Yakubovich, University of Chicago
Luvian is the language of Anatolian hieroglyphic inscriptions and a close relative of Hittite. This book reconstructs the ethnic history of the Luvians through sociolinguistic methods with an emphasis on the interpretation of linguistic contacts.
Michael Weiss, Cornell University
Taking an approach that combines philological, linguistic, and ritual analysis, Michael Weiss sheds light on many obscure interpretive cruces and also constructs a coherent theory of the entire ritual performance described on Tables III and IV of the Tabulae Iguvinae.
Edited by Alex de Voogt and Irving L. Finkel
This exploration of the versatility of writing systems highlights their complexity when they are used to represent loanwords, solve problems of polysemy or when they are adapted to be used for another language. The approaches from different academic traditions provide a varied but expert account.
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