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LINGUIST List 22.2791

Thu Jul 07 2011

Books: Lang Documentation/History of Ling/Anthropological Ling: Maclean

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        1.     Joyce Reid , Grammar of the Dialects of the Vernacular Syriac: Maclean

Message 1: Grammar of the Dialects of the Vernacular Syriac: Maclean
Date: 05-Jul-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Grammar of the Dialects of the Vernacular Syriac: Maclean
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Title: Grammar of the Dialects of the Vernacular Syriac
Subtitle: As Spoken by the Eastern Syrians of Kurdistan, North-West Persia and the Plain of Mosul, with Notices of the Vernacular of the Jews of Azerbijan and of Zakhu Near Mosul
Published: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Arthur John Maclean
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107648128 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107648128 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 23.99
Abstract:

Originally published in 1895, this volume was created to provide a
grammatical guide to the various dialects of the Eastern Syrians
(Nestorians or Chaldeans) inhabiting the mountains of Kurdistan, the plains
of Azerbaijan in north-west Persia, and Mosul in eastern Turkey. Highly
organised and informative, the text provides a practical guide to the
various dialects used in these areas, many of which had only recently begun
to be written down. This is an important book that will be of value to
anyone with an interest in Eastern Syriac and the history of linguistics.

Introduction

Part I. The Letters
Part II. Accent
Part III. Signs
Part IV. Pronouns
Part V. Substantives
Part VI. Adjectives
Part VII. Verbs
Part VIII. Adverbs
Part IX. Prepositions
Part X. Conjunctions
Part XI. Interjections
Part XII Position of Words. Emphasis. Questions
Part XIII. Idiomatic Phrases
Part XIV Derivation
Part XV. Rules for Aspiration
Part XVI. Vowels and Consonants

Appendix.


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Syriac, Classical (syc)

Written In: English (eng )

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