Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34378

Still Needed:

$40622

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: A Dictionary of Samaritan Aramaic
Written By: A. Tal
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=9057
Series Title: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
Description:

Given the many excellent editions of Samaritan writings (e.g. The
Pentateuch) in recent years, the need was felt for a comprehensive
dictionary of Samaritan Aramaic. Abraham Tal’s Dictionary of Samaritan
Aramaic, the first dictionary of its kind, contains the vocabulary of the
Aramaic dialect in which the Samaritans composed their texts, from the
beginning of their literature in the fourth century C.E. when Aramaic was
the community’s vernacular, until the end of the use of Aramaic in the
eleventh century, when it was replaced by Arabic.

Over a period of more than fifteen years the author has exhaustively
collected material form the Samaritans’ translations of the Pentateuch,
their liturgy, literary compositions, chronicles, etc., as presented in the
growing corpus of scholarly editions. Comparative material from adjacent
Palestinian Aramaic dialects is adduced where functional. With ample
linguistic and textual notes.

Particularly important for the study of Aramaic Jewish and Christian
sources composed during the Roman and Byzantine periods in the Land of
Israel, and an absolute must for Biblical Scholars.

Entries in Samaritan-Aramaic (Hebrew block script); English translations;
Hebrew translations; bibliographical abbreviations, etc., in English.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Aramaic, Samaritan

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004116451
ISBN-13: 9789004116450
Pages: vol. 1: xlii
Prices: U.S. $ 393
Europe EURO 291