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Sun Jun 22 2008

Books: Language Documentation/General Linguistics: Khan

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        1.    Liesbeth Kanis, The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Barwar: Khan

Message 1: The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Barwar: Khan
Date: 18-Jun-2008
From: Liesbeth Kanis <kanisbrill.nl>
Subject: The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Barwar: Khan
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Title: The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Barwar
Series Title: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East
Published: 2008
Publisher: Brill

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=30676

Author: Geoffrey Khan
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004167650 Pages: 2199 Price: Europe EURO 495.00 Comment: 3 volumes
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004167650 Pages: 2199 Price: U.S. $ 738.00 Comment: 3 volumes

The Aramaic language has continued to be spoken in various dialects down to
modern times. Many of these dialects, however, are now endangered due to
political events in the Middle East over the last hundred years. This work,
in three volumes, presents a description of one such endangered neo-Aramaic
dialect, that of the Assyrian Christian community of the Barwar region in
northern Iraq. It is a unique record of the dialect based on interviews
with the surviving older generation of the community. The work consists of
three volumes. Volume one contains a detailed grammatical description of
the dialect, including sections on phonology, morphology and syntax. Volume
two contains an extensive glossary of the lexicon of the dialect with
illustrations of various aspects of the material culture. Volume three
contains transcriptions of numerous recorded texts, including folktales,
ethnographic texts, songs, and proverbs.

About the author(s)
Geoffrey Khan, Ph.D. (1984) in Semitic languages, School of Oriental
and African Studies, London, is professor of Semitic Philology at the
University of Cambridge. He was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for
Semitic Philology in 2004. His extensive publications in the field include
full grammars of the neo-Aramaic dialects of Arbel, Qaraqosh and Suleimaniyya.

All those interested in the Aramaic language, or Semitic philology in
general; those intereseted in the history of Eastern Christianity.

Aramaic, Semitic, Modern Assyrian, linguistics, syntax, Church of the
East, folklore.

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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (aii)

Written In: English (eng )

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