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Morphologies of Asia and Africa

Edited by Alan S. Kaye

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In 1997, Eisenbrauns published the highly-regarded two-volume Phonologies of Asia and Africa, edited by Alan Kaye with the assistance of Peter T. Daniels, and the book rapidly became the standard reference for the phonologies of the Afro-Asiatic languages. Now the concept has been extended, and Kaye has assembled nearly 50 scholars to write essays on the morphologies of the same language group. The coverage is complete, copious, and again will likely become the standard work in the field. Contributors are an international Who's Who of Afro-Asiatic linguistics, from Appleyard to Leslau to Voigt.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Alan Kaye on May 31, 2007, while these volumes were in the final stages of preparation for the press. Alan was diagnosed with bone cancer on May 1 while on research leave in the United Arab Emirates and was brought home to Fullerton by his son on May 22.

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Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Publication date: 2007
Bibliographic info: xxvi + 1380 pages
Language(s): English


Cover: Cloth
Trim Size: 6 x 9



"This is an inspiring set of volumes. The expertise represented in its pages is almost overwhelming, as are the copious quantities of data in the essays. It seems, therefore, that this work is an absolute success with respect to the goals set forth by the editor. It is also quite an impressive testament to the editor that such a who's-who of language experts contributed to the collection. "—Mary Paster, Pomona College in Linguist's List 19 (2008).

"[T]hese two volumes contain a wealth of authoritative information on a wide variety of languages. They will sure serve as a very important reference for linguists of many types, and will remain so for some time. Some of the entries are lacking in the data found in other chapters and so will possibly disappoint the researcher looking for a specific topic, such as the numeral system of Somali or the pronominal system of Bade. At the same time, the reader may be pleasantly surprised to find unexpected information, like the discussion of the use of acronyms in Gujarati (p. 840) or that of the incorporation of foreign nominal suffixes in modern Hebrew (p. 288). Alan Kaye did an impressive job in compiling these two volumes, which are a fitting legacy." -- Aaron D. Rubin, Pennsylvania State University in JAOS 129.1.

"This volume does not show the unity of the first volume, which was devoted to a single [language] family, but its great diversity creates its richness and its importance. We must thank the publisher for having carried out this ambitious undertaking."--Claire Le Feuvre in Bulletin de La Societe de Linguistique de Paris, fasciel 2 (2009).

"The work is above all incredibly convenient: it is a one-stop reference for morphological data from forty-six languages! That alone justifies its cost....this is one of those necessary resources to have close at hand for anyone with an interest in morphology, Semitic or otherwise."—Robert Holmstedt, University of Toronto, in Review of Biblical Literature, May 2010

"...I found that the clear presentation of the essential morphological facts of a diverse set of languages that nonetheless has some areal and familial focus made these volumes interesting and indeed entertaining to read. The editor and contributors are to be congratulated on the successful completion of a very worthwhile project."—Paul D. Kroeber, Indiana University, in Anthropological Linguistics, 51, no. 3-4

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