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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...

  • Somaliby John Saeed

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    Somali is spoken by more than nine million people in the Horn of Africa and by expatriate communities in the Middle East, Europe and North America. It is the official language of Somalia and an important regional language in Ethiopia and Kenya. As a Cushitic language Somali is part of the great Afroasiatic language family whose other branches include... more...

  • Die Anfänge der hebräischen Grammatik (1895), together with Die hebräische Sprachwissenschaft vom 10. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert (1892)by Wilhelm Bacher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1974; US$ 180.00

    The present volume reproduces two still unsurpassed accounts of the flourish and eventual decline of Hebrew linguistic scholarship covering the period from the 10th to the 16th century, at a time when Christian scholars and theologians – as a result of the Reformation with its emphasis on the authority of the Bible – began to study Hebrew. These studies... 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...

  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the... more...

  • Lehrbuch der klassisch-ägyptischen Spracheby Hanna Jenni

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 52.99

    Klassisch-Ägyptisch: umfassend und profund! Gegenstand des Lehrbuches der klassisch-ägyptischen Sprache sind Schrift und Sprache des pharaonischen Ägypten. Bei der Schrift handelt es sich um die Hieroglyphenschrift, die während der gesamten, über drei Jahrtausende dauernden Zeit der pharaonischen Kultur in vielen Bereichen Verwendung fand, z.B. in... more...

  • Identity In Asian Literatureby Lisbeth Littrup

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...