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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Divine Epithets in the Ugaritic Alphabetic Textsby Aicha Rahmouni

    BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00

    This study of the divine epithets in the Ugaritic alphabetic cuneiform texts from Ras Shamra and Ras Ibn Hani provides a new and comprehensive analysis of the epithets of the individual Ugaritic deities. more...

  • The Grammar of Perspectiveby Christopher Woods

    BRILL 2008; US$ 189.00

    Taking a functional-typological approach, this work argues that the Sumerian conjugation prefixes, in their primary function, constitute a system of grammatical voice, in which the active voice is set against the middle voice. These prefixes are, in turn, represented by heavy and light markers that differ with respect to focus and emphasis. more...

  • Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrewby Tamar Zewi

    BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00

    In its examination of parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew, this book presents a linguistic description of Biblical Hebrew parenthetical units through integration of several research disciplines and scholarly approaches: linguistics, discourse studies, text linguistics, textual philology, comparative Semitics, Bible translations, and literature. more...

  • An Account of Egyptby Herodotus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguisticsby Sharon Armon-Lotem; Gabi Danon; Susan D. Rothstein

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    In this paper I examine the Modern Hebrew discourse marker ma the function of which is to help anchor new information into the discourse when it appears that the newly introduced material is inconsistent with information assumed to be already in the addressees knowledge store. I claim that ma is used to acknowledge and possibly rectify such incompatibilities... more...

  • Metalanguage in Interactionby Yael Maschler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    Metalanguage in Interaction is about the crystallization of metalanguage employed throughout interaction into the discourse markers which permeate talk. Based on close analysis of naturally-occurring Hebrew conversation, it is a synchronic study of the grammaticization of discourse markers, a phenomenon until now mostly studied from a diachronic... more...

  • Oral Poetry and Somali Nationalismby Said S. Samatar

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book explores the influence of oral poetry on Somali politics. more...