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Title: Corpus Linguistics and Modern Hebrew
Subtitle: Towards the Compilation of The Corpus of Spoken Israeli Hebrew (CoSIH)
Edited By: Benjamin H. Hary
Description:

This book is a collection of contributions to the study of Corpus Linguistics and Modern Hebrew. It examines recent trends in Corpus Linguistics , the relation of language and society in Israel, the study of spoken Hebrew and the methodology used to compile CoSIH which is in its preparatory stages.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface by Benjamin Hary

Linguistics and the Corpus
*John Sinclair CURRENT ISSUES IN CORPUS LINGUISTICS
*John Sinclair LEXICAL GRAMMAR:

Language and Society in Israel
*Eliezer Ben-Rafael MULTICULTURALISM AND MULTILINGUALISM IN ISRAEL
*Elana Shohamy and Bernard Spolsky FROM MONOLINGUAL TO MULTILINGUAL?
EDUCATIONAL LANGUAGE POLICY ISRAEL
*Otto Jastrow THE CORPUS OF SPOKEN PALESTINIAN ARABIC (COSPA)

The Study of Spoken Hebrew in Israel
* Shlomo Izreel THE EMERGENCE OF SPOKEN ISRAELI HEBREW
*Yaakov Bentolila LINGUISTIC VARIATION ACROSS GENERATIONS IN ISRAEL
*Shmuel Bolozky PHONOLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION IN SPOKEN
HEBREW
*Geoffrey Khan THE STUDY OF MODERN HEBREW SYNTAX

Toward the Compilation of The Corpus of Spoken Israeli Hebrew (CoSIH)
*Giora Rahav SAMPLING OF POPULATION AND THE FORMATION OF A
REPRESENTATIVE CORPUS
*Benjamin Hary and Shlomo Izreel THE PREPARATORY MODEL OF THE CORPUS
OF SPOKEN ISRAELI HEBREW (CoSIH)
*Regina E. Werum METHODOLOGICAL REMARKS ON CREATING THE CORPUS OF
SPOKEN ISRAELI HEBREW (CoSIH)

The volume in English is available for $35 (including shipping) from:

The Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies
Tel-Aviv University
POB 39040
IL-61390 Tel Aviv
Israel
Fax +972-3-640 7031 email: jewishsc@post.tau.ac.il
OR sarav@tauex.tau.ac.il

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Tel Aviv University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Hebrew
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Pages: 241+xi
Prices: 35USD