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  • Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-Based, Morphologyby Joseph Shimron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 195.00

    This book puts together contributions of linguists and psycholinguists whose main interest here is the representation of Semitic words in the mental lexicon of Semitic language speakers. The central topic of the book confronts two views about the morphology of Semitic words. The point of the argument is: Should we see Semitic words? morphology as ?root-based?... more...

  • Sound Mutationsby Degif Petros Banksira

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00

    This monograph, which evolved from the first linguistic dissertation to be written on Chaha (an Ethiopian Semitic language), is also the first book to deal exclusively with the phonology and morphology of the language. It is an exhaustive description and analysis, by a native speaker, of the sound patterns of this often misdescribed language and deserves... more...

  • Selected Christian Hebraistsby William McKane

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    McKane reviews the shifts in the Church's understanding of the nature and authority of its scriptures, particularly the Old Testament. more...

  • New Literature and Philosophy of the Middle Eastby Jason Mohaghegh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Mohaghegh tracks the idea of 'chaos' into the contemporary philosophical and cultural imagination of the postcolonial world, exploring its vital role in the formation of an emergent avant-garde literature in the Middle East, concentrating on the writings of the twentieth-century Iranian new wave. more...

  • Somaliby John Saeed

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    Somali is spoken by more than nine million people in the Horn of Africa and by expatriate communities in the Middle East, Europe and North America. It is the official language of Somalia and an important regional language in Ethiopia and Kenya. As a Cushitic language Somali is part of the great Afroasiatic language family whose other branches include... more...

  • Die Anfänge der hebräischen Grammatik (1895), together with Die hebräische Sprachwissenschaft vom 10. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert (1892)by Wilhelm Bacher

    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...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Clive Holes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 188.00

    The papers in the first section of this volume, 'Variation in Arabic', deal with a wide range of topics: the function of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) vs. dialect variation in political speeches, patterns of variation in concord in Cairene dialect, the extent to which Cairenes 'know' MSA, and the scope of emphaticization in different dialects. In the... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; John McCarthy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 180.00

    The papers in this volume approach the study of Arabic, its structure and use, from different linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. The book is divided into three sections: Section I Morphological and Phonological Perspectives; Section II Semantic Perspectives; Section III Sociolinguistic Perspectives. more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Bernard Comrie; Mushira Eid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 165.00

    This is the third in a continuing series of papers presented at the annual meetings of the Arabic Linguistic Society whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for the study of Arabic within current approaches in linguistics. The volume includes a section on Arabic in relation to other languages, with papers ranging from the importance of Arabic to... more...

  • The “Broken” Plural Problem in Arabic and Comparative Semiticby Robert R. Ratcliffe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 165.00

    The formal aspects of non-concatenative morphology have received considerable attention in recent years, but the diachronic dimensions of such systems have been little explored. The current work applies a modern methodological and theoretical framework to a classic problem in Arabic and Semitic historical linguistics: the highly allomorphic system... more...