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  • Language Change in Child and Adult Hebrewby Dorit Diskin Ravid

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 64.99

    Tracing the language development in Hebrew-speakers from childhood to adulthood, this study focuses on inflectional morphology (the grammatical form of words). It explores strategies of language acquisition in speakers of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. more...

  • Reading Hebrewby Joseph Shimron

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 120.00

    Over the last two decades, the study of languages and writing systems and their relationship to literacy acquisition has begun to spread beyond studies based mostly on English language learners. As the worldwide demand for literacy continues to grow, researchers from different countries with different language backgrounds have begun examining the connection... more...

  • Religion, Literature, and Scholarship - The Sumerian Composition Nan?e and the Birdsby Niek Veldhuis

    BRILL 2004; US$ 175.00

    This book uses insights from religious studies, literary theory, and the history of science for understanding the Sumerian composition Nan?e and the Birds in the context of the Old Babylonian scribal school. It contains editions of all the relevant Sumerian texts. more...

  • Comparative Semitic Philology in the Middle Agesby Aharon Maman; David Lyons

    BRILL 2004; US$ 243.00

    This volume deals with medieval comparative Semitic philology (Hebrew/Aramaic/Arabic) as practised by Hebrew philologists in the Arabic speaking lands, from Iraq to Spain, discussing its development through the generations (10th-12th cent. CE), its technics and its theoretical basis. more...

  • Gottes Sprache in der philologischen Werkstattby Giuseppe Veltri; Gerold Necker

    BRILL 2004; US$ 136.00

    The present volume offers a fresh look at the crucial role which Christan Hebraism played in the development of the humanities and modern philology. Christian theology, Jewish tradition and linguistic interest had an irreversible impact on the understanding of holy texts and language. more...

  • Roots and Patternsby Maya Arad

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 69.99

    This book is simultaneously a theoretical study in morphosyntax and an in-depth empirical study of Hebrew. Based on Hebrew data, the book defends the status of the root as a lexical and phonological unit and argues that roots, rather than verbs or nouns, are the primitives of word formation. A central claim made throughout the book is the role of locality... more...

  • A Primer on Ugariticby William M. Schniedewind; Joel H. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    This book is an introduction to the language of the ancient city of Ugarit, first published in 2007. more...

  • Resurrecting Hebrewby Ilan Stavans

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series Here is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. Ilan Stavans?s quest begins with a dream featuring a beautiful woman speaking an unknown language. When the language turns out to be Hebrew, a friend diagnoses ?language withdrawal,?... more...

  • Syntactic Change in Akkadianby Guy Deutscher

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 57.99

    In this book Guy Deutscher examines the historical development of Akkadian, the oldest recorded Semitic language and one of the earliest attested languages. Two thousand years of texts from 2500BC to 500BC provide a unique source for the study of linguistic change. The first two parts of the book present an historical grammar of sentential complementation.... more...

  • Die dreisprachige Stele des C. Cornelius Gallusby Friedhelm Hoffmann; Martina Minas-Nerpel; Stefan Pfeiffer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00

    In 30 BC, Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) conquered Egypt, after which he appointed his friend, the poet and general Gaius Cornelius Gallus as first prefect of the new Roman province. Following the defeat of native insurrections in the south of Egypt and after securing the Nubian border, Gallus dedicated a trilingual stela that combines... more...