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  • 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...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Elabbas Benmamoun; Mushira Eid; Niloofar Haeri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 158.00

    The papers in this volume address core areas in contemporary Arabic linguistics: syntax, phonology, and variation studies. The papers in the syntax sections address different topics from the perspective of the Minimalist Program (Chomsky 1995) and subsequent work. The topics in this section are adverbs and adjectives, resumptive pronouns, gapping and... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 165.00

    This volume includes ten papers selected from the Eighth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, held at the University of Masschusetts, Amherst, 1994. Six of them deal with the syntax of Arabic two with phonology, and two with variation. The topics represented in the volume include binding in Arabic, the analysis of negation and negative polarity... more...

  • Perspectives on Arabic Linguisticsby Mushira Eid; Dilworth B. Parkinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 165.00

    This volume includes twelve papers selected from the Ninth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, held at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1995. Three of the papers deal with codeswitching with Arabic, two with the acquisition of Arabic, and four with different aspects of Arabic grammatical structure. The volume also includes three papers presenting... more...

  • Current Progress in Afro-Asiatic Linguisticsby James Bynon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 210.00

    The papers in this volume derive from the Third Hamito-Semitic Congress, which took place in London in 1978. The papers, loosely grouped according to language families and theoretical issues, are in a number of cases considerably expanded and updated version of those presented at the conference. The papers in the earlier part of the volume tend to... more...

  • 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...