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Israel Oriental Studies, Volume 20

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Israel Oriental Studies, Volume 20

Semitic Linguistics: The State of the Art at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Shlomo Izre'el

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Concentrating on the states of the issues being discussed and researched in the field of Semitic linguistics, this new collection of articles combines the input of top scholars in their areas of expertise with topics under discussion and current research. IOS 20 is a vital addition for research libraries, linguists, biblical and ancient Near Eastern scholars.

Israel Oriental Studies has ceased publication with volume 20.

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Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Publication date: 2002
Bibliographic info: 535 pages
Language(s): English


Cover: Cloth



"Perhaps the most convenient way to acquire a solid knowledge about the present state of Semitic linguistics is to read the book under discussion. The result of a conference held at Tel Aviv University in January 1999, the book was published with modest delay in 2002 and is dedicated to Prof. Shlomo Raz, who passed away after the conference. Equally fitting would be the title "The Hetzron Memorial Volume," for there is a considerable number of articles that explicitly adhere to his methodology and/or field of study.

The twenty-two articles (a fine number indeed for a book about Semitics) are divided into seven sections. The editor has written useful introductory notes to each of them except the last.

Section One is Methodologies. Its introduction reviews the articles contained and describes the achievements of the Russian School of Semitic Linguistics in the 20th century. . . . Section Two is Overviews. . . . Section Three, Beyond the Semitic Sphere, has only two articles. Both are of considerable length and importance. . . . Section Four, Languages in Contact, has been divided between Stephen Kaufman and Olga Kapeliuk. . . . New Finds and Dialectology in the Modern Semitic World is the title of Section Five. . . . Section Six is Broadening Our Horizons, which is especially relevant given the conservative nature of Semitic Linguistics. . . . The last section comprises four review articles of important books on the subject that appeared in the late nineties: Hetzron (ed.), The Semitic Languages; Bennett, Comparative Semitic Linguistics: A Manual (both reviewed by Izre'el); Lipinski, Semitic Languages: Outline of a Comparative Grammar (Testen); and Takacs, Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, Vol. I (Dolgopolsky)." --Pavel Cech in , 2004.

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