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  • A grammar of the Ugaritic languageby D. Sivan

    BRILL 2001; US$ 147.00

    Ugaritic, discovered in 1929, is a North-West Semitic language, documented on clay tablets (about 1250 texts) and dated from the period between the 14th and the 12th centuries BCE. This text deals with the phonology, morphology and syntax of Ugaritic. more...

  • Studies in the linguistic structure of classical Arabicby L. Kinberg; K. Versteegh; N. Kinberg

    BRILL 2001; US$ 149.00

    The articles in this volume combine modern linguistic insights with the theories of Arab grammarians. The result is a series of studies on such aspects of the structure of Arabic as conditional sentences, adverbial clauses, and the particles "laqin" and "qad". more...

  • Language in Jewish Societyby John Myhill

    Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 59.95

    John Myhill argues that the usage of language in Jewish societies can be understood as following from certain specific principles, particularly regarding the relationship between language and identity. He discusses the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the diaspora, the survival of Yiddish and more. more...

  • Approaches to Arabic dialectsby Martine Haak; Rudolf de Jong; Kees Versteegh

    BRILL 2003; US$ 197.00

    The topics include quadriliteral verbs in the Arabic dialects of eastern Arabia, technicalities and terminology of raiding and warfare as revealed by Bedouin oral narratives, variation and change in Arabic urban vernaculars, ideophones in Nigerian Arabic, unmarked feminine nouns in modern Arabic dialects, the possibility of gender linked sound chan more...

  • Sumerian grammarby D.O. Edzard

    BRILL 2003; US$ 138.00

    Drawing on introductory courses in Sumerian he taught for many years, Edzard (emeritus, Assyriology, Munich U.) commences his descriptive grammar of the general characteristics and specific features of the language of the inventors of cuneiform writing with his views on the "hopeless" debate over the language's linguistic affiliation. After describ more...

  • Description in classical Arabic poetryby A. Motoyoshi Sumi

    BRILL 2004; US$ 129.00

    This work deals with "wasf" or description which is one of the salient characteristics of the "qasidah" (classical Arabic poetry) tradition. It examines descriptive passages in a selected group of Arabic "qasidah" from different ages, with the motifs of horses, and bees and honey-gathering. more...

  • Clause Structure and Word Order in Hebrew and Arabicby Ur Shlonsky

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    Shlonsky uses Chomsky's Government and Binding Approach to examine clausal architecture and verb movement in Hebrew and several varieties of Arabic. He establishes a syntactic analysis of Hebrew and then extends that analysis to certain aspects of Arabic clausal syntax. Through this comparative lens of Hebrew, Shlonsky hopes to resolve a number of... more...

  • Late Samaritan Hebrewby Moshe Florentin

    BRILL 2004; US$ 197.00

    This book provides a comprehensive grammatical and lexicographical review of all types of late Samaritan Hebrew in all their literary manifestations from the twelfth century to the present. Much of it is devoted to description of Hybrid Samaritan Hebrew (HSH), which since the 13th is used as the main written language of the Samaritan community more...

  • Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia , Volume 5 Voices from the Desertby P. Marcel Kurpershoek

    BRILL 2005; US$ 178.00

    The Voice from the Desert is the fifth and concluding volume of the Corpus Poetry & Narratives from Central Arabia. It presents a consolidated Glossary and the Indices for the entire series. In a Preface the author looks back on his twenty years of research in Arabian oral culture. more...

  • Arabische Dialektgeographieby Peter Behnstedt; Manfred Woidich

    BRILL 2005; US$ 133.00

    This volume is the first comprehensive and systematic description of the dialect geography of the Arabic language which discusses on the basis of 112 maps topics such as types and interpretation of maps, areal norms and their significance for Arabic and the delimitation of dialect borders. more...