Introduction to Semitic Comparative Linguistics by Louis Herbert Gray

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Subjects:

  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Middle & Near Eastern archaeology,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Semitic languages,
  • Language,
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics

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Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8871915M
ISBN 101593331967
ISBN 109781593331962

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Introduction to Semitic Comparative Linguistics (Arabic, Hebrew and English Edition) Multilingual Edition. by Louis Gray (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

Author: Louis Gray. This book provides a good introduction to the methods of comparative linguistics. Alas, three quarters of the book are devoted to various appendices, which leaves about sixty pages for the course itself (composed of an overview of comparative linguistics AND a comparison of Semitic languages).Cited by: 5.

Although it is a discipline with a venerable heritage, comparative Semitic linguistics has long suffered from the difficulty of finding an introduction that does not already require a specialists' Read more. Introduction to Semitic comparative linguistics. New York, Columbia University Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Gray, Louis H.

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Although it is a discipline with a venerable heritage, comparative Semitic linguistics has long suffered from the difficulty of finding an introduction that does not already require a specialists’ knowledge of the field.

The primary languages Gray selected were Hebrew, the language most Semitic readers begin with, and Arabic, the most widely known Semitic language. Introduction to Semitic comparative linguistics. A basical grammar of the Semitic languages, printed in transcription, with emphasis on Arabic and Hebrew with a bibliography of literature since and an index of biblical words.

As the title indicates, this unique resource is a manual on comparative linguistics, with the examples taken exclusively from Semitic languages. It is an innovative volume that recalls the earlier tradition of textbooks of comparative philology, which, however, exclusively treated Indo-European languages.

It is suited for students with at least a year of a Semitic language. Description: As the title indicates, this unique resource is a manual on comparative linguistics, with the examples taken exclusively from Semitic languages.

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ii A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SEMITIC LANGUAGES Verbal System seminars as an introduction to the Semitic family, and students found it useful.

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The primary languages Gray selected were Hebrew, the language most Semitic Author: Louis Herbert Gray. The Semitic languages, previously also named Syro-Arabian languages, are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East that are spoken by more than million people across much of Western Asia, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, as well as in often large immigrant and expatriate communities in North America, Europe and phic distribution: Western Asia, North Africa.

A useful brief overview of comparative phonology and Introduction to Semitic Comparative Linguistics book among Semitic languages. The Presentation of the sections and subsections was useful, and this books is still frequently referenced by contemporary works despite being written over 50 years ago testifying to its abiding value/5.

Excerpt from An Introduction to Comparative Philology for Classical Students Britannica. Special thanks are due to Mr E. Abbott of Jesus College for his great kindness in reading the whole book in manuscript; to Mr H.

Cape of the King's School, Canterbury, for reading part of the proofs; to Mr L. Burd of Repton for advice' on several points; and to Mr Giles for permission to use an. Introduction Comparative and historical linguistics are often treated as a single discipline, although they actually differ considerably with respect to their goals and methods.

Comparative linguistics is the scientific study of language from a comparative point of view, which means that it is involved in comparing and classifying Size: KB. As the title indicates, this unique resource is a manual on comparative linguistics, with the examples taken exclusively from Semitic languages.

It is an innovative volume that recalls the earlier tradition of textbooks of comparative philology, which, however, exclusively treated Indo-European languages.

It is suited for students with at least a year of a Semitic far the largest Brand: Penn State Press. The distinct traits shared by the Semitic languages determine the essential unity of research in these languages. Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics has been a prominent forum for linguistic publications concerning the Semitic languages ever since its foundation in The series includes both books written in the philological tradition of research and ones applying modern.

Patrick R. Bennetts Comparative Semitic Linguistics: A Manual is a curious presentation of this language family. Rather than explain the historical development of the attested Semitic languages out of a reconstructed Proto-Semitic, he gives a long series of wordlists, paradigms and isoglosses ( pages worth) and then expects the reader to do the reconstruction himself in a series of exercises/5.

This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics. The twelve chapters are written by a team of fifteen eminent Africanists, and their topics include the four major language groupings (Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic and Khoisan), the core areas of modern theoretical linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax), typology 4/5(1).

Introduction to Semitic Comparative Linguistics (Arabic Edition) by Louis Herbert Gray Hardcover, Pages, Published ISBN / ISBN / Although it is a discipline with a venerable heritage, comparative Semitic linguistics has Author: Louis Herbert Gray. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics offers comprehensive coverage of the history of linguistics in a single volume and will serve as an introduction to the understanding of countless topics within the history of linguistics.

This project began immediately after I had completed The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics (Allan a), which contains pretty much all I wanted to. As the title indicates, this unique resource is a manual on comparative linguistics, with the examples taken exclusively from Semitic languages.

It is an innovative volume that recalls the earlier tradition of textbooks of comparative philology, which, however, exclusively treated Indo-European languages/5(6). how to present a language family.

The introduction section is a prose listing of the major sub-families, i.e., Chadic, Berber, Egyptian, Semitic, Cushite, and Omotic, with maps, geographic descriptions, and comments. Next comes a summary of the scholarship which developed the classification, citing scholars back as far as guish the accepted from the new.

Since this book, offering the material in English and in concise form, will probably be used by many stu-dents, not all of whom will be able to check its statements, it may Introduction to Semitic Comparative Linguistics.

By Louis H. GRAY. New York: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS, Pp. xvi+ While this study is intended for linguists, Semiticists, and Egyptologists–and therefore includes the linguistic rigor demanded by the comparative method–it is also designed to be accessible to the astute and interested lay person by including explanations and () an introduction to linguistics (language science), which linguists can skip.

An Introduction to Ugaritic is a deductive style Ugaritic grammar first written 25 years ago. Now updated, it is designed for students with familiarity with biblical Hebrew, and draws examples for the pedagogy of that language to instruct students in Ugaritic.

The plan of this text is simple: the grammar is presented in detail followed by short exercises that reinforce main points and 5/5(1). This revised edition () of a standard work for comparative linguists offers an added introduction dealing mainly with a semiotic basis of change, a final chapter on aspects of explanation, particularly in historical and human disciplines, and added sections on comparative syntax and on the semiotic status of the comparative : Northwest Semitic is a division of the Semitic languages comprising the indigenous languages of the would have emerged from Common Semitic in the Early Bronze is first attested in proper names identified as Amorite in the Middle Bronze oldest coherent texts are in Ugaritic, dating to the Late Bronze Age, which by the time of the Bronze Age collapse are joined by Old Geographic distribution: concentrated in the Middle East.

I've been searching for quite a long time for a Hebrew-Arabic grammar book to study both languages in more depth at the same time while being able to compare similar roots and the root system for instance. I've only been able to find old books treating general Semitic languages or enormous volumes of comparative grammars.

Outline of a Comparative Grammar. Author: Edward Lipiński; Publisher: Peeters Publishers ISBN: Category: Foreign Language Study Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The first comparative grammar of the Semitic languages, by H. Zimmern, was published a hundred years ago and the last original work of this kind was issued in Russian in by B.M.

Grande. Highly respected linguist John Huehnergard brings his command of and vast knowledge in the field of comparative Semitic linguistics to this introductory grammar.

Every aspect of the grammar is enriched by his broad understanding, while maintaining an unexcelled directness and order to the learning of the fundamental grammar of Ugaritic. The book is innovative in helping Latino learners and teachers overcome chronic and difficult barriers, such as the cases relevant to certain vowels, consonants and the overall rhythm of English.

$ Introduction to Semitic Comparative Linguistics. By Although it is a discipline with a venerable heritage, comparative Semitic. The book is divided into three parts and each chapter presents a self-contained article, written by a recognized expert in the field.

* I. General Issues: providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. * II. Old Semitic Languages * III. The Semitic influence is evident in the basic syntactic structure, with a highly productive non-Semitic component manifest in its lexis and morphology (Fabri, ;Borg and Azzopardi-Alexander.

The book concludes with a complete set of paradigms and extensive indexes. Blau’s recognized preeminence as a Hebraist and Arabist as well as his understanding of language change have converged in the production of this volume to provide an invaluable tool for the comparative and historical study of Biblical Hebrew phonology and morphology.

Students and serious scholars will appreciate the detailed linguistic analysis and practical instructions found in this seven-volume collection. The Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic Series gathers expert scholarship on phonology, morphology, and syntax of biblical Hebrew and Ugaritic.

Introduction to Hebrew Linguistics. Inleiding Hebreeuwse taalkunde (HE) SpringBA in Hebrew, University of Amsterdam Teacher: Tamás Biró Rooster Studiegids Course description.

One-semester introductory course about the history of the Hebrew language and its structure, including some words about the Semitic languages, the Judeo-languages, general linguistics, and much more.

Introduction to Semitic Comparative Linguistics, New York: Columbia University Press. Foundations of Language, New York: Macmillan. The Horizon and Beyond," The Jewish Ouarterly Review Some Remarks on Proto-Semitic Phonology 47 Hopper, Paul J.

"Glottalized and Murmured Occlusives in Indo-European," Glossa Author: Alan S. Kaye. Concluding the book is a detailed guide to further reading, which directs the reader to the most important reference tools and secondary literature, and an up-to-date brief introduction contains a rich variety of data, and covers topics not normally found in short sketches such as this.

An introduction to the comparative grammar of Egyptian and Semitic / Aaron D. Rubin. Author/Creator: Rubin, Aaron D. Publication: Format/Description. First published inthis was the first of two volumes of the magnum opus from pioneer assyriologist and linguist Rev. Archibald Sayce and provided an introduction to theories on the nature, behaviour and development of languages along with the morphology and physiology of speech.

In it, Sayce was the first to emphasize the principle of partial assimilation and the linguistic principle of Author: A. H. Sayce.Book Description. The Semitic Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the individual languages and language clusters within this language family, from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms.

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