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Semitic philology and literature

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  • Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-Based, Morphologyby Joseph Shimron

    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...

  • New Literature and Philosophy of the Middle Eastby Jason Mohaghegh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Lady E. S. Drower's Scholarly Correspondenceby Jorunn Buckley

    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...

  • Postcolonial Memoir in the Middle Eastby Norbert Bugeja

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Genealogical Classification of Semiticby Leonid Kogan

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 190.26

    This volume is the first of its kind to provide a detailed, comprehensive treatment of the genealogical subgrouping of Semitic. Starting with the traditional, morphologic approach and then shifting to the pertinent lexical evidence, it covers key topics in the Semitic subgrouping debate, including the East/West dichotomy, the Central Semitic... more...

  • Evidentiality in Interactionby Janis Nuckolls; Lev Michael

    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...

  • Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languagesby De Lacy O'Leary

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Semitic Languagesby Stefan Weninger; Geoffrey Khan; Michael P. Streck; Janet C. E. Watson

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 411.29

    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... more...

  • A New Philosophy of Literatureby Nicholas Hagger

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Semitic papyrology in contextby L.H. Schiffman

    BRILL 2003; US$ 132.00

    A collection of studies relating to the multicultural traditions of papyrus writing in the Ancient Near East, with attention to the linguistic, literary and cultural features of these, often documentary, texts. The papers were presented at a conference marking Professor Levine's retirement. more...