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  • Language Change in Child and Adult Hebrewby Dorit Diskin Ravid

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granadaby Ann Brener

    BRILL 2005; US$ 191.00

    This study focuses on the earliest period of creativity in the life of Judah Halevi (1075-1141), the greatest Hebrew poet since biblical times, and offers a portrait of a unique circle of Hebrew poets centering on the Muslim city-kingdom of Granada. more...

  • Learning to Read Biblical Hebrewby Robert Ray Ellis

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This volume can guide anyone to read the Old Testament in its original language by teaching the basics of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. The step-by-step approach offers thorough illustrations by means of biblical examples, and all the basic elements of the Hebrew grammar are logically presented. This study communicates in a clear 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...

  • Iberian Jewish Literatureby Jonathan P. Decter

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This stimulating and graceful book explores Iberian Jewish attitudes toward cultural transition during the 12th and 13th centuries, when growing intolerance toward Jews in Islamic al-Andalus and the southward expansion of the Christian Reconquista led to the relocation of Jews from Islamic to Christian ... 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...

  • Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750by Jerold C. Frakes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99

    This is the first comprehensive anthology of early Yiddish literature for more than a century. It includes the broad range of genres that define the corpus: from heroic epic and devotional literature to oaths, legends, fables, and riddles. The 130 texts in the original Hebrew alphabet have all been freshly edited from the earliest extant sources; introductory... more...

  • EYDES (Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies)by Marvin Herzog; Ulrike Kiefer; Robert Neumann; Wolfgang Putschke; Andrew Sunshine; Frédéric Hartweg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    At eydes.de , the vast archive of The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry , with its 5000 hours of recorded testimony in Yiddish about Ashkenazic society in Europe, can now be accessed and researched via the Internet. In 18 contributions scholars comment on the collection?s research potentials, discuss data and methodology and... more...