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The semitic languages : an international handbook

Author: Stefan Weninger; Geoffrey Khan; Michael P Streck; Janet C E Watson
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011.
Series: Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bd. 36.
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The Handbook of 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 book aims at a rather complete, unbiased description of the state  Read more...
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Semitic languages.
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2011
(DLC) 2011042304
(OCoLC)757838354
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Weninger; Geoffrey Khan; Michael P Streck; Janet C E Watson
ISBN: 9783110251586 3110251582
OCLC Number: 772845156
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 1287 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction; I. Semitic in an Afroasiatic Context; 2. Semitic-Egyptian Relations; 3. Semitic-Berber Relations; 4. Semitic-Chadic Relations; 5. Semitic-Cushitic/Omotic Relations; II. Reconstructing Proto-Semitic and Models of Classification; 6. Proto-Semitic Phonetics and Phonology; 7. Reconstructive Morphology; 8. Proto-Semitic Lexicon; 9. Phyla and Waves: Models of Classification of the Semitic Languages; III. The Semitic Languages and Dialects I: Their Typology; 10. Morphological Typology of Semitic; 11. Syntactic Typology of Semitic. IV. The Semitic Languages and Dialects II: East Semitic12. Akkadian in General; 13. Eblaite and Old Akkadian; 14. Babylonian and Assyrian; 15. Akkadian and Sumerian Language Contact; 16. Akkadian as a Diplomatic Language; 17. Akkadian and Aramaic Language Contact; V. The Semitic Languages and Dialects III: North-West Semitic; 18. Northwest Semitic in General; 19. Amorite; 20. Ugaritic; 21. Phoenician and Punic; 22. Biblical Hebrew; 23. Mishnaic Hebrew; 24. Modern Hebrew; 25. Hebrew as the Language of Judaism; 26. The Re-Emergence of Hebrew as a National Language; 27. Old Aramaic. 28. Imperial Aramaic29. Imperial Aramaic as an Administrative Language of the Achaemenid Period; 30. Late Imperial Aramaic; 31. Jewish Palestinian Aramaic; 32. Samaritan Aramaic; 33. Christian Palestinian Aramaic; 34. Syriac; 35. Syriac as the Language of Eastern Christianity; 36. Jewish Babylonian Aramaic; 37. Mandaic; 38. Western Neo-Aramaic; 39. Turoyo and Mlah?sô; 40. North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic; 41. Neo-Mandaic; 42. Language Contact between Aramaic Dialects and Iranian; 43. Aramaic-Arabic Language Contact; VI. The Semitic Languages and Dialects IV: Languages of the Arabian Peninsula. 44. Ancient North Arabian45. Classical Arabic; 46. Arabic as the Language of Islam; 47. Middle Arabic; 48. Creating a Modern Standard Language from Medieval Tradition: The Nahda and the Arabic Academies; 49. Modern Standard Arabic; 50. Arabic Dialects (general article); 51. Dialects of the Arabian Peninsula; 52. Arabic Dialects of Mesopotamia; 53. Dialects of the Levant; 54. Dialects of Egypt and Sudan; 55. Arabic in the North African Region; 56. Arabic Sociolinguistics; 57. Arabic Urban Vernaculars; 58. Arabic-based Pidgins and Creoles; 59. Berber and Arabic Language Contact. 60. Arabic-Persian Language Contact61. Language Contact between Arabic and Modern European Languages; 62. Maltese as a National Language; 63. Ancient South Arabian; 64. Modern South Arabian; VII. The Semitic Languages and Dialects V: Ethio-Semitic Languages; 65. Ethio-Semitic in General; 65. Old Ethiopic; 66. Tigre; 67. Tigrinya; 68. Tigrinya as National Language of Eritrea and Tigray; 69. Amharic; 70. The Role of Amharic as a National Language and an African lingua franca; 71. Gurage; 72. Harari; 73. Ethiosemitic-Cushitic Language Contact; Terminological index.
Series Title: Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bd. 36.
Responsibility: edited by Stefan Weninger ; in collaboration with Geoffrey Khan, Michael P. Streck, Janet C.E. Watson.
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