LINGUIST List 26.2705

Mon Jun 01 2015

Books: Genealogical Classification of Semitic: Kogan

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Date: 29-May-2015
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Subject: Genealogical Classification of Semitic: Kogan
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Title: Genealogical Classification of Semitic
Subtitle: The Lexical Isoglosses
Published: 2015
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Leonid Kogan
Electronic: ISBN: 9781614519218 Pages: 734 Price: Europe EURO 179.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614517269 Pages: 734 Price: Europe EURO 179.95

This volume is the first of its kind to offer a detailed, monographic treatment of Semitic genealogical classification. The introduction describes the author's methodological framework and surveys the history of the subgrouping discussion in Semitic linguistics, and the first chapter provides a detailed description of the proto-Semitic basic vocabulary. Each of its seven main chapters deals with one of the key issues of the Semitic subgrouping debate: the East/West dichotomy, the Central Semitic hypothesis, the North West Semitic subgroup, the Canaanite affiliation of Ugaritic, the historical unity of Aramaic, and the diagnostic features of Ethiopian Semitic and of Modern South Arabian.

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Aramaic, Official (arc)
                            Ugaritic (uga)
Language Family(ies): Semitic

Written In: English (eng)

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