LINGUIST List 23.5015

Sat Dec 01 2012

Books: The Afroasiatic Languages: Shay, Frajzyngier (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>



Date: 29-Nov-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: The Afroasiatic Languages: Shay, Frajzyngier (Eds)
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: The Afroasiatic LanguagesSeries Title: Cambridge Language Surveys

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6608051/The%20Afroasiatic%20Languages/?site_locale=en_US

Editor: Zygmunt FrajzyngierEditor: Erin Shay

Hardback: ISBN: 9780521865333 Pages: 708 Price: U.S. $ 160.00

Abstract:

Afroasiatic languages are spoken by some 300 million people in Northern,Central and Eastern Africa and the Middle East. This book is the firsttypological study of these languages, which are comprised of around 375 livingand extinct varieties. They are an important object of study because of theirtypological diversity in the areas of phonology (some have tone; others donot), morphology (some have extensive inflectional systems; others do not),position of the verb in the clause (some are verb-initial, some areverb-medial, and some are verb-final) and in the semantic functions theyencode. This book documents this typological diversity and the typologicalsimilarities across the languages and includes information on endangered andlittle-known languages. Requiring no previous knowledge of the specificlanguage families, it will be welcomed by linguists interested in linguistictheory, typology, historical linguistics and endangered languages, as well asscholars of Africa and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Erin Shay2. Berber Maarten Kossmann3. Ancient Egyptian and Coptic Antonio Loprieno and Matthias Mueller4. Semitic Gene B. Gragg and Robert D. Hoberman5. Chadic Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Erin Shay6. Cushitic Maarten Mous7. Omotic Azeb Amha8. Typological outline of the Afroasiatic phylum Zygmunt Frajzyngier.



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics Language Documentation Typology

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=63309

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------

Brill
http://www.brill.nl

Cambridge Scholars Publishing
http://www.c-s-p.org

Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org

Cascadilla Press
http://www.cascadilla.com/

Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
http://www.continuumbooks.com

De Gruyter Mouton
http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Edinburgh University Press
http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Elsevier Ltd
http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics

Emerald Group Publishing Limited
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/

Equinox Publishing Ltd
http://www.equinoxpub.com/

European Language Resources Association - ELRA
http://www.elra.info.

Georgetown University Press
http://www.press.georgetown.edu

Hodder Education
http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk

John Benjamins
http://www.benjamins.com/

Lincom GmbH
http://www.lincom.eu

MIT Press
http://mitpress.mit.edu/

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Multilingual Matters
http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
http://www.narr.de/

Oxford University Press
http://www.oup.com/us

Palgrave Macmillan
http://www.palgrave.com

Peter Lang AG
http://www.peterlang.com

Rodopi
http://www.rodopi.nl/

Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
http://www.routledge.com/

Springer
http://www.springer.com

University of Toronto Press
http://www.utpjournals.com/

Wiley-Blackwell
http://www.wiley.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
http://www.fl.ul.pt/revistas/JPL/JPLweb.htm

International Pragmatics Assoc.
http://www.ipra.be

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
http://www.lotpublications.nl/

SIL International
http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp

University of Nebraska Press
http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/catalog/CategoryInfo.aspx?cid=152

Utrecht institute of Linguistics
http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Page Updated: 01-Dec-2012