A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
This monograph on the verb "have" in the function of a full verb asserts that
have-constructions in the syntactic analysis are to be placed in relationship with
absolute with-constructions (cf. "Mit den Füßen auf dem Tisch erwarte ich
meine Schwiegereltern" [Literal translation: "With my feet on the table I expect
my parents-in-law"]. Furthermore, the study also contributes to a better
understanding of the syntax and semantics of adjectives. The findings are
interpreted within the context of generative and optimal theoretical models.