The Semitic Languages: An International Handbook (Google eBook)
Walter de Gruyter, Dec 23, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1287 pages
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 book aims at a rather complete, unbiased description of the state of the art in Semitics. Articles on individual languages and dialects give basic facts as location, numbers of speakers, scripts, numbers of extant texts and their nature, attestation where appropriate, and salient features of the grammar and lexicon of the respective variety. The handbook is the most comprehensive treatment of the Semitic language family since many decades.
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Achaemenid adjectives affricate Afroasiatic Akkadian Amorite Ancient Arabic dialects Arabic language Aramaic Assyrian attested Bedouin Beyer Biblical Hebrew Blau Brill Canaanite century Classical Arabic clauses consonant consonantal cuneiform Cushitic derived Ebla Eblaite Edzard Egyptian Ethiosemitic feminine forms Fronzaroli G-stem gender genitive grammar Grammatik Gzella HALOT Harrassowitz Huehnergard imperfect inflection inscriptions Jastrow Jewish Judaeo-Arabic Kogan Krebernik 1983 Lane Leiden lexical lexicon linguistic literary loanwords LSyr Mandaic marker Middle Modern South Arabian morpheme morphology Neo-Aramaic Neo-Mandaic nominal nouns Old Babylonian orthography participle patterns Phoenician phonemes Phonology plural prefix prepositions pronominal Proto-Semitic reconstruction reflexes root script semantic Semitic languages sibilant singular South Arabian Steiner stem Streck suffix Sumerian syllable Syriac tense texts tion tradition Tropper Turoyo Ugaritic verb verbal Versteegh vowel Wiesbaden words