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  • 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...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    This volume presents a collection of specially commissioned papers devoted to analyzing the linguistics of Modern Hebrew from a number of perspectives. Various aspects of Modern Hebrew grammar are discussed including the structure of the lexicon, grammatical features and inflectional morphology, as well as the grammaticalization of semantic and pragmatic... more...

  • Oral Poetry and Somali Nationalismby Said S. Samatar

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 30.00

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

  • Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrewby Dr Ghil'ad Zuckermann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    Israeli Hebrew is a spoken language, 'reinvented' over the last century. It has responded to the new social and technological demands of globalization with a vigorously developing multisourced lexicon, enriched by foreign language contact. In this detailed and rigorous study, the author provides a principled classification of neologisms, their semantic... more...

  • La Energia de las Letras Hebreasby Rav Berg

    Kabbalah Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Zohar tells us that one of God’s first creations were twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, but these letters were far more than the simple symbols of communication that would later be used in a galley of type. In the metaphysical universe, each letter transfers awesome power from the Upper World to our physical dimension. Yet only... more...

  • The Energy of Hebrew Lettersby Rav P.S. Berg

    Kabbalah Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    According to the Zohar, among God’s first creations were the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Kabbalah teaches that the alphabet, called “ivrit” in Hebrew, comes from the root word lavir, or to transfer. Far more than simple symbols of communication, the letters transfer energy from the Light of God into the physical world.... more...

  • The Semantics of Aspect and Modalityby Galia Hatav

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00

    “The semantics of aspect and modality” will be of interest both to linguists working on temporality, as a general phenomenon in language, and Hebraists investigating the semantics of the verbal forms in biblical Hebrew. Tense, aspect and modality are among the most challenging discussed areas of language. Similarly, the semantics of the... more...

  • Verbal Morphology in the Karaite Treatise on Hebrew Grammar Kit?b al-?Uq?d f? Ta??r?f al-Lu?a al-?Ibr?niyyaby Nadia Vidro

    BRILL 2011; US$ 129.00

    This book studies verbal morphological theories expressed in medieval Karaite grammars of Biblical Hebrew, in particular Kit?b al-?Uq?d f? Ta??r?f al-Lu?a al-?Ibr?niyya. Furthermore, it examines Karaite approaches to the verbal classification and didactic tools used in Karaite pedagogical grammars. more...

  • Spelling Morphologyby Dorit Diskin Ravid

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    Modern Hebrew is a highly synthetic Semitic language--its lexicon is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew. It also examines how far this model can be applied to other languages. Anchored to a connectionist, cognitive, cross-linguistic... more...

  • Sanctuary in the Wildernessby Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern literary language in nineteenth-century Russia and then taken to Palestine as part of the Zionist revolution. But the overwhelming majority of Jewish emigrants... more...