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The semitic languages [electronic resource] : an international handbook / edited by Stefan Weninger ; in collaboration with Geoffrey Khan, Michael P. Streck, Janet C. E. Watson.

Contributor(s): Weninger, Stefan | Khan, Geoffrey | Streck, Michael P | Watson, Janet C. E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Handb�ucher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft: Bd. 36.Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011Description: 1 online resource (ix, 1287 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110251586 (electronic bk.); 3110251582 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Semitic languages | Language and languages | Semitic languages -- History -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Semitic languages -- Grammar -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / ArabicGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Semitic languages.DDC classification: 492 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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?s�o; 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.
Summary: 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 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, attestatio.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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?s�o; 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.

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 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, attestatio.

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