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  • Jordanian Arabic between Diglossia and Bilingualismby Salah M. Suleiman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 102.00

    Suleiman provides a linguistic analysis of Jordanian Arabic spoken by educated groups and in particular by students at Yarmouk University. He investigates the extent to which spoken Jordanian Arabic is affected by the classical-colloquial dichotomy (i.e. the extent to which diglossia is involved). In addition, the influence of language contact between... more...

  • Twilight of a Golden Ageby Abraham Ibn Ezra; Leon J. Weinberger; Leon J. Weinberger; Leon J. Weinberger

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 44.95

      Other titles by Leon J. Weinberger: Anthology of Hebrew Poetry in Greece, Anatolia, and the Balkans Early Synagogue Poets in the Balkans Jewish Poets in Crete Jewish Prince in Moslem Spain: Selected Poems of Samuel ibn Nagrela Rabbanite and Karaite Liturgical Poetry in Southeastern Europe Romaniote Penitential Poetry      ... more...

  • Lady E. S. Drower's Scholarly Correspondenceby Jorunn Buckley

    BRILL 2012; US$ 144.00

    An edition of the scholarly letters of the English Lady E. S. Drower, famous for her novels, travel accounts, and studies in the Middle East, especially on the Mandaeans. Drower (1879?1972) kept up a lively correspodence with scholars, and the letters here span the years 1938 to the mid?1960s. more...

  • Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and Samaria between Antiochus III and Antiochus IV Epiphanesby Jan Dušek

    BRILL 2012; US$ 135.00

    This book presents a paleographic analysis of the Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and their historical background within the historical and political context of Palestine in the Hellenistic period. more...

  • Dirty Yiddishby Adrienne Gusoff

    Ulysses Press 2012; US$ 12.00

    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...

  • Postcolonial Memoir in the Middle Eastby Norbert Bugeja

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book reconsiders the notion of liminality in postcolonial critical discourse today. By visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, Bugeja offers a unique intervention in the understanding of 'in-between' and ‘threshold’ states in present-day postcolonialist thought. His analysis situates liminal space as a fraught form of consciousness that mediates... more...

  • Life in Translationby Talit Reisenberger

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 18.05

    Azila Talit Reisenberger is a Bible scholar, a rabbi, a mother, a wife, and a poet. In all these selves she grapples with translating her life from Hebrew to English and back again. Life in Translation is full of wry humour, longing, bitterness, sweetness, playfulness, and subversions of traditional meanings and texts - a delightful book that charms... more...

  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the... more...

  • Mourning a Father Lostby Avraham Balaban

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 32.00

    Returning to the kibbutz of his childhood to attend his father's funeral, Avraham Balaban confronts his still intensely painful childhood memories. With a poet's keen voice, the author weaves together two interrelated stories: a sensitive artist growing up in the intensely pragmatic world of Kibbutz Huldah and the rise and fall of a grand yet failed... more...

  • Robinson's Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammarby J. F. Coakley

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 42.99

    Classical Syriac is the third language of early Christian literature after Greek and Latin, and as a dialect of Aramaic it has a special relationship with the words of Jesus. This sixth edition of the classic textbook continues to provide a clear introduction to the language, with larger text and improved explanations. more...