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  • The Zionist Paradoxby Yigal Schwartz

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A comprehensive reinterpretation of the development of Hebrew and Israeli literature against the backdrop of the Zionist ideal more...

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    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95

    Leading teacher of Arabic, Munther Younes, explores the realities of teaching Arabic as a foreign language (AFL) and outlines his groundbreaking approach to instruction, tried and tested over many years at Cornell University. The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction introduces teachers to the features of an integrated Arabic program?one that... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIby Reem Khamis-Dakwar; Karen Froud

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    Diglossia is one distinctive feature of Arabic and other languages, such as Swiss-German (Ferguson 1959). Neurocognitive studies aiming to understand the neural mechanisms of diglossia in general, and Arabic diglossia in particular, are sparse. This paper provides a framework for discussing neurophysiological approaches to questions concerning the... more...

  • Poetic Trespassby Lital Levy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, ?Homelandic,? is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a ?language plague? that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass , Lital Levy brings together such startling... more...

  • Sprachen aus der Welt des Alten Testamentsby Holger Gzella; Andreas Willi; Alexander Lubotsky; Alan R. Millard; Klaus Beyer; Michiel de Vaan; Margaretha Folmer; Agustinus Gianto; Rebecca Hasselbach

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 42.23

    Die alphabetschriftlichen Sprachen des Alten Orients haben im ersten Jahrtausend v. Chr. in einem bis heute nachwirkenden Siegeszug die Keilschriftsprachen abgelöst. Das neue Konzept der Alphabetschrift erwies sich gegenüber den verbreiteten Silbenschriftsystemen haushoch überlegen. Kein Wunder also, dass die Anfänge der Alphabetschrift in eine Zeit... more...

  • Interaction of Morphology and Syntaxby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Erin Shay

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    The present volume deals with hitherto unexplored issues on the interaction of morphology and syntax. These selected and invited papers mainly concern Cushitic and Chadic languages, the least-described members of the Afroasiatic family. Three papers in the volume explore one or more typological characteristics across an entire language family or branch,... more...

  • Research in Afroasiatic Grammarby Jacqueline Lecarme; Jean Lowenstamm; Ur Shlonsky

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 188.00

    This volume presents a selection of papers from the 3rd Conference on Afroasiatic Languages, held in Sophia Antipolis, France, in 1996. The languages discussed include (varieties of) Arabic, Hebrew, Berber, Chaha, Wolof, and Old Egyptian. more...

  • Research in Afroasiatic Grammar IIby Jacqueline Lecarme

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 210.00

    This volume contains 22 of the papers presented at the 5th Conference on Afroasiatic Languages (CAL 5) held at Université Paris VII in June 2000. The authors report their latest research on the syntax, morphology, and phonology of quite a number of languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, Tigrinya, Coptic Egyptian, Berber, Hausa, Beja, Somali, Gamo).... more...

  • Sonnenuntergang auf eisig-blauen Wegenby Armin Eidherr

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 47.35

    Welche Traditionsstränge prägen die jiddische Literatur? Was sind die Voraussetzungen für das Verständnis jiddischer literarischer Werke? Wie werden Sprache und Diasporaerfahrungen charakteristischerweise thematisiert? Diesen Fragen widmet sich Armin Eidherr in diesem Band. Er liefert einen chronologischen Aufriss der jiddischen Literaturgeschichte... more...

  • Wie der Hieroglyphen-Code geknackt wurdeby Andrew Robinson; Josef Billen

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 21.11

    Zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts entbrannte der dramatische Wettstreit um die Entzifferung der Hieroglyphen. Ein Duell, zunächst zwischen Thomas Young und Jean-François Champollion, schließlich zwischen England und Frankreich. Andrew Robinson schildert in diesem herrlich illustrierten Band, wie der Hieroglyphen-Code geknackt wurde, und liefert dabei... more...