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Title: Grammar of the Dialects of the Vernacular Syriac
Subtitle: As Spoken by the Eastern Syrians of Kurdistan, North-West Persia and the Plain of Mosul, with Notices of the Vernacular of the Jews of Azerbijan and of Zakhu Near Mosul
Written By: Arthur John Maclean

Originally published in 1895, this volume was created to provide a
grammatical guide to the various dialects of the Eastern Syrians
(Nestorians or Chaldeans) inhabiting the mountains of Kurdistan, the plains
of Azerbaijan in north-west Persia, and Mosul in eastern Turkey. Highly
organised and informative, the text provides a practical guide to the
various dialects used in these areas, many of which had only recently begun
to be written down. This is an important book that will be of value to
anyone with an interest in Eastern Syriac and the history of linguistics.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
History of Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Syriac, Classical
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107648128
Prices: U.K. £ 15.99
U.S. $ 23.99