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- Springer 2006; US$ 49.95
This book is simultaneously a theoretical study in morphosyntax and an in-depth empirical study of Hebrew. Based on Hebrew data, the book defends the status of the root as a lexical and phonological unit and argues that roots, rather than verbs or nouns, are the primitives of word formation. A central claim made throughout the book is the role of locality... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95
The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local society but rather to instability, poverty, debt, and repression.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 67.50
Arabic, with its rich literary heritage, is one of the major languages of the world. It is spoken by about one hundred million people inhabiting a wide and important area of the Middle East. Yet the language and its significant role in history are little more...
- Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 13.00
One doesn't have to be Jewish to recognize the words that have made their way into every fold of popular language: Chutzpah, Mensch, Tokhes, Mishmash, Nudge, Shtick, Schmaltzy, Schlep, Icky, and so on. Then there are phrases whose meaning and syntax are borrowed from Yiddish: "bite your tongue", "drop dead", "enough already", and "excuse the expression".... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) offers you a step-by-step approach to the Arabic spoken in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Levantine Arabic is widely recognized as one of the major languages of Arabic radio and television. Specially written by an international authority on teaching Arabic as a foreign language, Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)... more...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 175.00
Republication of Arthur Jefferys important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Quran , offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order, Jefferys compendium of philological scholarship remains an indispensable tool for any serious study of Quranic semantics. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 307.00
This collected edition presents the texts of the more than 2500 Old and Imperial Aramaic inscriptions (10th-3rd cents. BC) hitherto published; they cover an area extending from Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria and Palestine to Afghanistan. It serves as a reference volume for the concordance, which provides rapid access to the overall context of every reference.... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
This work deals with concepts of time in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and in the Koran, placing them in relation to Hellenistic conceptions of time in Late Antique poetry. The analysis shows that just as in the much earlier field of Greek poetry, so too in Old Arabic verse time is seen as an inescapable power. The Arabic concept for endless time, dahr,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00
Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry. Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99
Sumerian is the oldest written language of ancient Iraq, first written down some 5000 years ago. Its literature, encompassing narrative myths, lyrical hymns, proverbs, and love poetry, provides a stimulating insight into the world's first urban civilization. Written in clear, accessible English, these translations are the most comprehensive collection... more...