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- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Modern research on dialects of the Yiddish language focuses in many instances upon Western Yiddish and the application of Yiddish dialectology to the study of older Yiddish and non-Yiddish monuments. The Second Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature reflects this trend and this collection of papers from the conference explores a... more...
Die Anfänge der hebräischen Grammatik (1895), together with Die hebräische Sprachwissenschaft vom 10. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert (1892)John Benjamins Publishing Company 1974; US$ 180.00
The present volume reproduces two still unsurpassed accounts of the flourish and eventual decline of Hebrew linguistic scholarship covering the period from the 10th to the 16th century, at a time when Christian scholars and theologians ? as a result of the Reformation with its emphasis on the authority of the Bible ? began to study Hebrew. These studies... more...
- Ulysses Press 2012; US$ 10.00
GET D!RTY Next time you?re chattin? with your khaverim (friends) and mishpukheh (family), bust out some Yiddish expressions that?ll liven up the conversation, including: ? Cool slang ? Funny insults ? Explicit sex terms ? Raw swear words Dirty Yiddish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of New York: What?s... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00
This chapter describes two quotation strategies employed by speakers of Nanti, one involving grammaticalized quotatives and another involving complement-taking verbs of saying, and examines the consequences of the pragmatic differences between these strategies for two key questions in the study of evidentiality: first, the importance of degree of grammaticalization... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 55.00
Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the twentieth century and an internationally influential literary figure whose poetry has been translated into some 40 languages. Hitherto, no comprehensive literary study of Amichai's poetry has appeared in English. This long-awaited book seeks to fill the gap. Widely considered one of... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57
Patty Paine is the author of Oracle Bones (Red Hen Press, 2010) and Elegy & Collapse (Finishing Line Press, 2005). She is the founding editor of diode poetry journal. She is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar where she teaches writing and literature. Jeff Lodge is the author of the novel Where This Lake... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 252.00
This volume is the first of its kind to provide a detailed, comprehensive treatment of the genealogical subgrouping of Semitic. Starting with the traditional, morphologic approach and then shifting to the pertinent lexical evidence, it covers key topics in the Semitic subgrouping debate, including the East/West dichotomy, the Central Semitic... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 45.78
Der Erfolg dieses bereits in 11 Auflagen erschienen Klassikers bestätigt das in besonderer Weise: Er ist eine exzellente Einführung in das Lesen klassischer ägyptischer Originaltexte - und dabei so zugänglich, dass er mittlerweile auch an Volkshochschulen zum Einsatz kommt. In einführenden Kapiteln werden die wichtigsten von insgesamt 700 bekannten... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 12.78
The year is 1895, Jaffa. Salah Rajani, a troubled Muslim boy living in a dilapidated mansion surrounded by orange groves, suffers from peculiar visions about a disaster which is set to befall his people. His life is changed by the arrival of a handsome young man, a dynamic Jewish settler, new to the city, by the name of Isaac Luminsky. Luminsky covets... more...