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.
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.