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- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 42.27
Die alphabetschriftlichen Sprachen des Alten Orients haben im ersten Jahrtausend v. Chr. in einem bis heute nachwirkenden Siegeszug die Keilschriftsprachen abgelöst. Das neue Konzept der Alphabetschrift erwies sich gegenüber den verbreiteten Silbenschriftsystemen haushoch überlegen. Kein Wunder also, dass die Anfänge der Alphabetschrift in eine Zeit... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 195.00
This book puts together contributions of linguists and psycholinguists whose main interest here is the representation of Semitic words in the mental lexicon of Semitic language speakers. The central topic of the book confronts two views about the morphology of Semitic words. The point of the argument is: Should we see Semitic words? morphology as ?root-based?... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
Mohaghegh tracks the idea of 'chaos' into the contemporary philosophical and cultural imagination of the postcolonial world, exploring its vital role in the formation of an emergent avant-garde literature in the Middle East, concentrating on the writings of the twentieth-century Iranian new wave. more...
- BRILL 2012; US$ 144.00
An edition of the scholarly letters of the English Lady E. S. Drower, famous for her novels, travel accounts, and studies in the Middle East, especially on the Mandaeans. Drower (1879?1972) kept up a lively correspodence with scholars, and the letters here span the years 1938 to the mid?1960s. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00
This chapter describes two quotation strategies employed by speakers of Nanti, one involving grammaticalized quotatives and another involving complement-taking verbs of saying, and examines the consequences of the pragmatic differences between these strategies for two key questions in the study of evidentiality: first, the importance of degree of grammaticalization... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
This book reconsiders the notion of liminality in postcolonial critical discourse today. By visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, Bugeja offers a unique intervention in the understanding of 'in-between' and ?threshold? states in present-day postcolonialist thought. His analysis situates liminal space as a fraught form of consciousness that mediates... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
In The New Philosophy of Universalism Nicholas Hagger outlined a new philosophy that restates the order within the universe, the oneness of humankind and an infinite Reality perceived as Light; and its applications in many disciplines, including literature. In this work of literary Universalism, which carries forward the thinking in T.S. Eliot?s... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 43.00
This 2008 book is a convenient, portable paperback derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 210.60
In the first centuries AD, although much of the Near East was ruled by Rome, the main local language was Aramaic, and the people who lived inside or on the fringes of the area controlled by the Romans frequently wrote their inscriptions and legal documents in their own local dialects of this language. This book introduces these fascinating early texts... more...