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Wed Jan 18 2012

Books: Historical Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Weninger (Ed)

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , The Semitic Languages: Weninger (Ed)


Message 1: The Semitic Languages: Weninger (Ed)
Date: 18-Jan-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: The Semitic Languages: Weninger (Ed)
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Title: The Semitic Languages
Subtitle: An International Handbook
Series Title: Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 36
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/175227?format=G&rskey=IjVzSj&result=1

Editor: Stefan Weninger
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110251586 Pages: 1287 Price: Europe EURO 329.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110186130 Pages: 1287 Price: Europe EURO 329.00
Abstract:

The "Handbook of Semitic Languages" offers a comprehensive reference tool
for Semitic Linguistics in its broad sense. It is not restricted to comparative
Grammar, although it covers also comparative aspects, including classification.
By comprising a chapter on typology and sections with sociolinguistic focus and
language contact, the conception of the book aims at a rather complete,
unbiased description of the state of the art in Semitics. Articles on individual
languages and dialects give basic facts as location, numbers of speakers,
scripts, numbers of extant texts and their nature, attestation where appropriate,
and salient features of the grammar and lexicon of the respective variety. "The
Handbook" is the most comprehensive treatment of the Semitic language family
since many decades.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Semitic

Written In: English (eng )

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