9780199644919

Semitic Languages Features, Structures, Relations, Processes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199644919

  • ISBN10:

    0199644918

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This book offers a thorough, authoritative account of the branches of Semitic. These include some of the world's oldest attested languages, among them Akkadian, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic, and Ethiopic, as well as various modern languages. Gideon Goldenberg describes their history, geographical distribution, writing systems, and genetic classi?cation. He examines their main features and distinctive characteristics, including their phonology, morphemes, derivational morphology, verbal systems, syntactic relationships, and their typological signi?cance. He also discusses the pioneering work and achievements of medieval Arabic and Hebrew scholars in theoretical and descriptive aspects of grammar, lexicography, and philology. Professor Goldenberg's balanced, undogmatic account presents the fruits of a lifetime of original research: it will be widely welcomed by scholars and advanced students of the Semitic languages and linguistic typology.

Table of Contents

Full contents
Glossing Category labels
Introduction
The Languages
Distribution
Writing Systems and Scripts
Classification
Linguistic Traditions
Phonology
Closed-Class Morphemes
Derivational Morphology
Entity Terms
Syntactic Relations; Case System
Predicative Relation
Verbal System
Attributive Relation
Completive Relation
Existence, Belonging, and Possession
References
Index
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