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Title: Comparative Semitic Philology in the Middle Ages
Subtitle: From Sa'adiah Gaon to Ibn Barūn (10th-12th C.)
Written By: A. Maman
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=17011
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Language & Linguistics
Description:

This volume deals with medieval comparative Semitic philology
(Hebrew/Aramaic/Arabic) as practised by Hebrew philologists in the Arabic
speaking lands, from Iraq to Spain, discussing its development through the
generations, its technics and its theoretical basis. This research is based
upon an analysis of over ten thousand occurrences of comparisons in
linguistic works, biblical commentaries and the like, made by fourteen
Hebrew scholars from the 10th-12th centuries CE, among them Saʿadiah Gaon,
Judah b. Quraysh, David b. Abraham Alfasi, Jonah b. Janah and Isaac b.
Barūn. Several aspects of this comparisons are presented and studied here
for the first time.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004136207
ISBN-13: 9789004136205
Pages: xviii
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