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  • Genealogical Classification of Semiticby Leonid Kogan

    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...

  • Identity In Asian Literatureby Lisbeth Littrup

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Evidentiality in Interactionby Janis Nuckolls; Lev Michael

    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...

  • Autochthonous Texts in the Arabic Dialect of the Jews in Tiberiasby Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 58.67

    The soul of this book is not just linguistic. The author creates an innovative approach, combining language with anthropology and history, and this can serve a medley of researchers in interdisciplinary fields.The texts introduce the long and rich inheritance of the Arabic-speaking Jews of Tiberias. They have lived there for centuries with only brief... more...

  • Zarathustras Feuerby Bijan Gheiby

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 45.79

    Der Band bietet die einzige umfassende kulturgeschichtliche Darstellung der Person des Religionsgründers Zarathostra und des Zoroastrismus. Über einen Zeitraum von 2.500 Jahren verfolgt der Autor die Entstehung dieser Religion bis zu ihrem Erstarken in jüngster Zeit. Ihre Anfänge im persischen Reich, ihr Niedergang durch die islamische Invasion des... more...

  • Rituale und Beschwörungen gegen Schadenzauberby Daniel Schwemer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 45.42

    Schadenzauber gehörte in der babylonisch-assyrischen Heilkunde zu den möglichen Ursachen verschiedener Leiden, die als Behexung diagnostiziert und abhängig von der jeweiligen Form der Behexung mit speziellen Ritualen und Heilmitteln therapiert werden konnten. Keilschriftliche Handschriften der Ritualanweisungen, Beschwörungstexte und Rezepte des Abwehrzaubers,... more...

  • A Question of Traditionby Kathryn Hellerstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In A Question of Tradition , Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women... more...

  • Copular Clauses and Focus Marking in Sumerianby Gábor Zólyomi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    This work is the first comprehensive description of Sumerian constructions involving a copula. Applying the terminology of modern descriptive linguistics, it is accessible to both linguists and sumerologists. Using around 400 fully glossed examples, the book provides an analysis of all uses of the copula and provides a description of the... more...

  • Why did you leave the horse alone?by Mahmoud Darwish; Mohammad Shaheen

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 5.82

    Since Mahmoud Darwish's death in 2008 his poetic writings continue to be read by an audience in awe. Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? is a collection of autobiographical poetry designed to give an insight into the wider human condition. Darwish's writing explores the meaning of life, identity and the impact of exile. Hailed as the most important... more...

  • Arabic Stories for Language Learnersby Hezi Brosh; Lutfi Mansur

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Arabic Stories for Language Learners a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. The sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar... more...