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The rise and fall of ergativity in Aramaic : cycles of alignment change

Author: Eleanor Coghill
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2016.
Series: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 21
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book traces the changes in argument alignment that have taken place in Aramaic during its 3000-year documented history, and proposes a new explanation for them. It draws important theoretical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Ressource
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Coghill
ISBN: 9780191791147 0191791148
OCLC Number: 985712176
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource.
Contents: Series prefaceAcknowledgementsList of maps and tablesAbbreviations and glossesMap 1: North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic Dialects, Turoyo, and Mlahso1: Introduction2: Alignment3: Aramaic4: Alignment in Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects5: The verbal system and alignment in earlier Eastern Aramaic6: The origin and development of the Q.til li construction7: The decline of ergative alignment and new developments8: ConclusionsAppendicesAppendix A: All cases of Q.til li from the Syriac corpusAppendix B: Examples of Q.til li gathered from Syriac secondary sources and other miscellaneous examplesAppendix C: Examples of Q.til li from Jewish Babylonian AramaicAppendix D: Examples of Q.til li from Classical MandaicAppendix E: Verb lexemes found in Prefix Conjugation forms in the Syriac CorpusReferencesIndex
Series Title: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 21
Responsibility: Eleanor Coghill.

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