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- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99
Sumerian is the oldest written language of ancient Iraq, first written down some 5000 years ago. Its literature, encompassing narrative myths, lyrical hymns, proverbs, and love poetry, provides a stimulating insight into the world's first urban civilization. Written in clear, accessible English, these translations are the most comprehensive collection... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 42.00
This study explores a famous chapter of university, scholarly and family history, placing it in context for the first time. The Buxtorf family, which originated from Westphalia, held the Chair of Hebrew Language at the University of Basel from 1588 to 1732 ? a total of 144 years ? spanning a period of four generations. The Buxtorfs conveyed the methods... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer 2011; US$ 149.00
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...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 489.00
The handbook The Semitic Languages offers a comprehensive reference tool for Semitic Linguistics in its broad sense. It is not restricted to comparative Grammar, although it covers also comparative aspects, including classification. By comprising a chapter on typology and sections with sociolinguistic focus and language contact, the conception of the... more...