The Semitic Languages: An International Handbook

The Semitic Languages: An International Handbook

by Stefan Weninger
     
 

The handbook of Semitic Languages offers a comprehensive reference tool for Semitic linguistics in its broad sense. It is not restricted to comparative grammar, although it covers also comparative aspects, including classification. By comprising a chapter on typology and sections with sociolinguistic focus and language contact, the conception of the book aims at a

Overview

The handbook of Semitic Languages offers a comprehensive reference tool for Semitic linguistics in its broad sense. It is not restricted to comparative grammar, although it covers also comparative aspects, including classification. By comprising a chapter on typology and sections with sociolinguistic focus and language contact, the conception of the book aims at a rather complete, unbiased description of the state of the art in Semitics. Articles on individual languages and dialects give basic facts as location, numbers of speakers, scripts, numbers of extant texts and their nature, attestation where appropriate, and salient features of the grammar and lexicon of the respective variety. The handbook is the most comprehensive treatment of the Semitic language family since many decades.

The series Handbook of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This thick book will most certainly be a go-to resource and vademecum for all students and scholars who have cause or interest to study these languages."Adam C. McCollum in: Linguist List 24.33

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110186130
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Handbucher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK) Series , #36
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
1296
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stefan Weninger, University of Marburg, Germany; Geoffrey Khan, University of Cambridge, UK; Michael P. Streck, University of Leipzig, Germany; Janet C. E. Watson, University of Salford, UK.

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