A History of the Hebrew Language / Edition 1

A History of the Hebrew Language / Edition 1

by Angel Saenz-Badillos
     
 

This book is a comprehensive description of Hebrew from its Semitic origins and the earliest settlement of the Israelite tribes in Canaan to the present day.See more details below

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This book is a comprehensive description of Hebrew from its Semitic origins and the earliest settlement of the Israelite tribes in Canaan to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521556347
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
1st pbk. ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Shelomo Morag; Acknowledgements; Part I. Hebrew in the Context of the Semitic Languages: 1. Hebrew, a Semitic language; 2. The Semitic languages; 3. Common or Proto-Semitic; 4. The Hamito-Semitic or Afro-Asiatic group; 5. Hamito-Semitic and Indo-European; Part II. Hebrew, a Northwest Semitic Language: 6. The northwest Semitic languages; 7. Dialect development and its consequences; Part III. Pre-exilic Hebrew: 8. The historical unity and development of Hebrew; 9. The origins of Hebrew; 10. The language of archaic biblical poetry; 11. The language of the inscriptions; 12. Pre-exilic Hebrew prose; Part IV. Biblical Hebrew in its Various Traditions: 13. The transmission of Biblical Hebrew; 14. The testimony of the Greek and Latin inscriptions; 15. Biblical Hebrew according to the Palestinian tradition; 16. Biblical Hebrew according to the Babylonian tradition; 17. Biblical Hebrew according to the Tiberian tradition; Part V. Hebrew in the Period of the Second Temple: 18. Post-exilic Biblical Hebrew; 19. The language of the Dead Sea Scrolls; 20. Samaritan Hebrew; Part VI. Rabbinic Hebrew: 21. Early studies; 22. Origins and classification of Rabbinic Hebrew; 23. New approaches to the study of Rabbinic Hebrew; 24. Orthography, phonetics, and phonology of Rabbinic Hebrew; 25. Morphology of Rabbinic Hebrew; 26. Grammar and vocabulary of Rabbinic Hebrew; Part VII. Mediaeval Hebrew; 27. Historical and geographical background; 28. The language of the paytanim; 29. The language of Saadiah Gaon; 30. The language of the Hebrew poetry of Spain; 31. The language of the Hebrew prose of Spain; 32. Mediaeval Hebrew in Italy and central Europe; Part VIII. Modern Hebrew: 33. The period of transition; 34. The revival of Hebrew; 35. Israeli Hebrew; 36. Studies in Israeli Hebrew 37. Phonology, morphology, and syntax of Israeli Hebrew; Bibliography; Index.

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