LINGUIST List 29.1262

Wed Mar 21 2018

Books: Omani Mehri: Rubin

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


Date: 09-Mar-2018
From: Maarten Frieswijk <frieswijkbrill.com>
Subject: Omani Mehri: Rubin
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Title: Omani Mehri
Subtitle: A New Grammar with Texts
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Published: 2018
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: https://brill.com/view/title/35948

Author: Aaron D. Rubin
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004362475 Pages: 872 Price: Europe EURO 155
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004357358 Pages: 872 Price: Europe EURO 171
Abstract:

This book contains a comprehensive grammatical description of Mehri, an unwritten Semitic language spoken in the Dhofar region of Oman, along with a corpus of more than one hundred texts. Topics in phonology, all aspects of morphology, and a variety of syntactic features are covered. The texts, presented with extensive commentary, were collected by the late T.M. Johnstone. Some are published here for the first time, while the rest have been newly edited and translated, based on the original manuscripts. Semitists, linguists, and anyone interested in the folklore of southern Arabia will find much valuable data and analysis in this volume, which is the most detailed grammatical study of a Modern South Arabian language yet published.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Mehri (gdq)
Areal Regions: Near Eastern

Written In: English (eng)

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