LINGUIST List 29.1096

Sat Mar 10 2018

Books: Afroasiatic: Tosco (ed.)

Editor for this issue: Michael Czerniakowski <mikelinguistlist.org>


Date: 10-Mar-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Afroasiatic: Tosco (ed.)
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Title: Afroasiatic
Subtitle: Data and perspectives
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 339
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.339

Editor: Mauro Tosco
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264572 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264572 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264572 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200129 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200129 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200129 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

The articles in the present volume offer an updated view of the breadth of theoretical and empirical research being carried on in the different subgroups of the Afroasiatic phylum. They are written by leading specialists and are representative of widely different perspectives and interests, from the analysis of data from scarcely known varieties to the reappraisal of old debates (such as the value of the Classical Arabic verbal forms).

Reflecting a great diversity of language structures and functions, the articles are grouped into three broad areas: the phylum as such in its classificatory and typological aspects; the analysis of the intricate morphology of Afroasiatic and its developments; and the syntax of Afroasiatic in its widest sense, from the clause to the sentence and beyond. They witness how Afroasiatic, with its unsurpassed historical depth and immense geographical breadth, keeps representing a constant source of fascinating data and implications for linguistic theory.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Written In: English (eng)

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