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  • Cultural Encounters in Translation from Arabicby Said Faiq

    Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 44.95

    Mainstream translation studies hitherto have tended to neglect Arabic. This volume evaluates the ways in which translating from Arabic has helped to form and deform cultural identities, approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives: politics, economics, ethics and poetics. more...

  • Language in Jewish Societyby John Myhill

    Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 59.95

    John Myhill argues that the usage of language in Jewish societies can be understood as following from certain specific principles, particularly regarding the relationship between language and identity. He discusses the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the diaspora, the survival of Yiddish and more. more...

  • Conjunction, Contiguity, Contingencyby Leo Depuydt

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 149.99

    Language is in large part about the description of events occurring in the world around us. Relationships of different sorts may be perceived between those events. And some of these relationships can be expressed by specific verb forms--or by syntactic constructions involving specific verb forms. The present study examines this facet of the Egyptian... more...

  • Tradition, modernity, and postmodernity in Arabic literatureby K. Abdel-Malek; W.B. Hallaq

    BRILL 2000; US$ 232.00

    This volume offers a collection of essays by a group of scholars of Arabic literature. It explores various manifestations of traditional as well as modern and postmodern themes and techniques in Arabic literature. more...

  • A grammar of the Ugaritic languageby D. Sivan

    BRILL 2001; US$ 147.00

    Ugaritic, discovered in 1929, is a North-West Semitic language, documented on clay tablets (about 1250 texts) and dated from the period between the 14th and the 12th centuries BCE. This text deals with the phonology, morphology and syntax of Ugaritic. more...

  • Studies in the linguistic structure of classical Arabicby L. Kinberg; K. Versteegh; N. Kinberg

    BRILL 2001; US$ 149.00

    The articles in this volume combine modern linguistic insights with the theories of Arab grammarians. The result is a series of studies on such aspects of the structure of Arabic as conditional sentences, adverbial clauses, and the particles "laqin" and "qad". more...

  • Approaches to Arabic dialectsby Martine Haak; Rudolf de Jong; Kees Versteegh

    BRILL 2003; US$ 197.00

    The topics include quadriliteral verbs in the Arabic dialects of eastern Arabia, technicalities and terminology of raiding and warfare as revealed by Bedouin oral narratives, variation and change in Arabic urban vernaculars, ideophones in Nigerian Arabic, unmarked feminine nouns in modern Arabic dialects, the possibility of gender linked sound chan more...

  • Sumerian grammarby D.O. Edzard

    BRILL 2003; US$ 138.00

    Drawing on introductory courses in Sumerian he taught for many years, Edzard (emeritus, Assyriology, Munich U.) commences his descriptive grammar of the general characteristics and specific features of the language of the inventors of cuneiform writing with his views on the "hopeless" debate over the language's linguistic affiliation. After describ more...

  • Description in classical Arabic poetryby A. Motoyoshi Sumi

    BRILL 2004; US$ 129.00

    This work deals with "wasf" or description which is one of the salient characteristics of the "qasidah" (classical Arabic poetry) tradition. It examines descriptive passages in a selected group of Arabic "qasidah" from different ages, with the motifs of horses, and bees and honey-gathering. more...

  • Colloquial Hebrew (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Zippi Lyttleton; Tamar Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Colloquial Hebrew provides a step-by-step course in Hebrew as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hebrew in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...