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LINGUIST List 24.355

Mon Jan 21 2013

Books: Semitic Languages: Goldenberg

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Jan-2013
From: Annie Leyman <annie.leymanoup.com>
Subject: Semitic Languages: Goldenberg
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Title: Semitic Languages
Subtitle: Features, Structures, Relations, Processes
Published: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199644919.do

Author: Gideon Goldenberg
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199644919 Pages: 384 Price: U.K. £ 70.00
Abstract:

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 classification. He examines their main features and distinctive characteristics, including their phonology, morphemes, derivational morphology, verbal systems, syntactic relationships, and their typological significance. 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.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Semitic

Written In: English (eng)

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