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Name: Eran  Cohen
Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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State and/or Country: Israel   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Pragmatics
Syntax
Typology
Specialty: syntax
Subject Language(s): Akkadian
Selected Publications: 'lu: Forms in the Old Babylonian Royal Inscriptions', Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires 1999/3:78-80 (no. 82)

'Akkadian -ma in Diachronic Perspective', Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie 90 (2000):207-226

'Focus Marking in Old-Babylonian', Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 91 (2001):85-104

'Sentential Complementation in Akkadian' (a review article of SYNTACTIC CHANGE IN AKKADIAN by Guy Deutscher, Oxford 2000), Journal of the American Oriental Society 122/4 (2003):803-806

'Nexus and Nexus focusing', Egyptian, Semitic and General Grammar, Workshop in Memory of H. J. Polotsky (Jerusalem, 8–12 July 2001), Eds. G. Goldenberg and A. Shisha-Halevy, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 132–148 (forthcoming).

'Paronomastic Infinitive in Old Babylonian', Jaarbericht Ex Oriente Lux 38 (2004):105-112

THE MODAL SYSTEM OF OLD BABYLONIAN (Harvard Semitic Studies 56), Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns 2005

LITERARY OLD BABYLONIAN (with Shlomo Izre'el), (Languages of the World/Materials 81), Munich: Lincom Europa 2004

'Addenda to Non-verbal Clauses in Old Babylonian', Journal of Semitic Studies 50 (2005):247-79

'The Tense-Aspect System of the Old Babylonian Epic', Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie 96 (2006):31-68 (forthcoming)

'Zakho Neo-Aramaic and Old Babylonian Akkadian: The (Concessive-)Conditional Pattern', Studies in Semitic and General Linguistics in Honor of Gideon Goldenberg (Alter Orient und Altes Testament vol. 334), Eds. T. Bar and E. Cohen, Münster (forthcoming)

'Syntactic Focus Marking in Jewish Zakho Neo-Aramaic', Neo-Aramaic Dialect Studies, Ed. Geoffrey Khan, Gorgias Press (forthcoming)

'The Copular Sentence in Jewish Zakho Neo-Aramaic', Journal of Semitic Studies (forthcoming)

'Tense in Literary Old Babylonian' (review article), Journal of the American Oriental Society (forthcoming)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Literary Old Babylonian
 Literary Old Babylonian
Courses Taught: Introduction to Structural Linguistics
Linguistic Terminology
Semitic comparative grammar and text
Akkadian for Beginners
Old-Babylonian letters - a linguistic analysis
Linguistic Modality
Neo-Aramaic
Ge'ez



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