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Title: Semitic Languages
Subtitle: Features, Structures, Relations, Processes
Written By: Gideon Goldenberg

This book offers a thorough, authoritative account of the branches of Semitic. These include some of the world's oldest attested languages, among them Akkadian, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic, and Ethiopic, as well as various modern languages. Gideon Goldenberg describes their history, geographical distribution, writing systems, and genetic classification. He examines their main features and distinctive characteristics, including their phonology, morphemes, derivational morphology, verbal systems, syntactic relationships, and their typological significance. He also discusses the pioneering work and achievements of medieval Arabic and Hebrew scholars in theoretical and descriptive aspects of grammar, lexicography, and philology. Professor Goldenberg's balanced, undogmatic account presents the fruits of a lifetime of original research: it will be widely welcomed by scholars and advanced students of the Semitic languages and linguistic typology.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Semitic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199644919
Pages: 384
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00