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Title: The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Challa
Written By: Steven E. Fassberg
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=33647
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Description:

Aramaic has been spoken uninterruptedly for more than 3000 years, yet a
generation from now most Aramaic dialects will be extinct. The study of the
Northeastern Neo-Aramaic (NENA) dialects has increased dramatically in the
past decade as linguists seek to record these dialects before the
disappearance of their last speakers. This work is a unique documentation
of the now extinct Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Challa (modern-day
Çukurca, Turkey). It is based on recordings of the last native speaker of
the dialect, who passed away in 2007. In addition to a grammatical
description, it contains sample texts and a glossary of the dialect. Jewish
Challa belongs to the cluster of NENA dialects known as 'lishana deni' and
reference is made throughout to other dialects within this group.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Ron
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004176829
Pages: 318
Prices: Europe EURO 126
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