Linguistics (18)

Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish Folklore from Northern Iraq: A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 1 - cover image
  • Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures
  • Linguistics
  • Literature

Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish Folklore from Northern Iraq: A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 1

  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Dorota Molin
  • Paul M. Noorlander
This comparative anthology showcases the rich and mutually intertwined folklore of three ethno-religious communities from northern Iraq: Aramaic-speaking (‘Syriac’) Christians, Kurdish Muslims and—to a lesser extent—Aramaic-speaking Jews.
Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish Folklore from Northern Iraq: A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 2 - cover image
  • Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures
  • Linguistics
  • Literature

Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish Folklore from Northern Iraq: A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 2

  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Dorota Molin
  • Paul M. Noorlander
This comparative anthology showcases the rich and mutually intertwined folklore of three ethno-religious communities from northern Iraq: Aramaic-speaking (‘Syriac’) Christians, Kurdish Muslims and—to a lesser extent—Aramaic-speaking Jews.
The Neo-Aramaic Oral Heritage of the Jews of Zakho - cover image
  • Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures
  • Linguistics

The Neo-Aramaic Oral Heritage of the Jews of Zakho

  • Oz Aloni
Aloni focuses on three genres of the Zakho community’s oral heritage: the proverb, the enriched biblical narrative and the folktale.
Points of Contact: The Shared Intellectual History of Vocalisation in Syriac, Arabic, and Hebrew - cover image
  • Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures
  • Linguistics

Points of Contact: The Shared Intellectual History of Vocalisation in Syriac, Arabic, and Hebrew

  • Nick Posegay
This book investigates the theories behind Semitic vocalisation and vowel phonology in the early medieval Middle East, tracing their evolution to identify points of intellectual contact between Syriac, Arabic, and Hebrew linguists before the twelfth century.
A Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic - cover image
  • Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures
  • Linguistics

A Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic

  • Esther-Miriam Wagner
This volume is the first linguistic work to focus exclusively on varieties of Christian, Jewish and Muslim Arabic in the Ottoman Empire of the 15th to the 20th centuries, and present Ottoman Arabic material in a didactic and easily accessible way.
New Perspectives in Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew - cover image
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  • Linguistics

New Perspectives in Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew

  • Aaron D. Hornkohl
  • Geoffrey Khan
This volume contains peer-reviewed papers in the fields of Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew that advance the field by the philological investigation of primary sources and the application of cutting-edge linguistic theory. These include contributions by established scholars and by students and early career researchers.
Studies in the Grammar and Lexicon of Neo-Aramaic - cover image
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  • Linguistics

Studies in the Grammar and Lexicon of Neo-Aramaic

  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Paul M. Noorlander
The papers in this volume represent the full range of research that is currently being carried out on Neo-Aramaic dialects. They advance the field in numerous ways. In order to allow linguists who are not specialists in Neo-Aramaic to benefit from the papers, the examples are fully glossed.
Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 1. - cover image
  • Education
  • Linguistics

Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 1.

  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Tracy T. Dooley
  • Filip T. Loncke
Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.
Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 2. - cover image
  • Education
  • Linguistics

Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 2.

  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Tracy T. Dooley
  • Filip T. Loncke
Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.
A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law - cover image
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Reference Books

A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law

  • Jeffrey Love
  • Inger Larsson
  • Ulrika Djärv
  • Christine Peel
  • Erik Simensen
'A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law' is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of medieval Scandinavia. This polyglot dictionary draws on the vast and vibrant range of vernacular legal terminology found in medieval Scandinavian texts – terminology which yields valuable insights into the quotidian realities of crime and retribution; the processes, application and execution of laws; and the cultural and societal concerns underlying the development and promulgation of such laws.
Studies in Semitic Vocalisation and Reading Traditions - cover image
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  • Linguistics

Studies in Semitic Vocalisation and Reading Traditions

  • Aaron D. Hornkohl
  • Geoffrey Khan
This volume brings together papers relating to the pronunciation of Semitic languages and the representation of their pronunciation in written form. The papers focus on sources representative of a period that stretches from late antiquity until the Middle Ages. A large proportion of them concern reading traditions of Biblical Hebrew, especially the vocalisation notation systems used to represent them. Also discussed are orthography and the written representation of prosody.
Creative Multilingualism: A Manifesto - cover image
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  • Linguistics

Creative Multilingualism: A Manifesto

  • Katrin Kohl
  • Rajinder Dudrah
  • Andrew Gosler
  • Suzanne Graham
  • Martin Maiden
  • Wen-chin Ouyang
Creative Multilingualism: A Manifesto is a welcome contribution to the field of modern languages, highlighting the intricate relationship between multilingualism and creativity, and, crucially, reaching beyond an Anglo-centric view of the world. Intended to spark further research and discussion, this book appeals to young people interested in languages, language learning and cultural exchange. It will be a valuable resource for academics, educators, policy makers and parents of bilingual or multilingual children.
Studies in Rabbinic Hebrew - cover image
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  • Linguistics

Studies in Rabbinic Hebrew

  • Shai Heijmans
This volume presents a collection of articles centring on the language of the Mishnah and the Talmud – the most important Jewish texts (after the Bible), which were compiled in Palestine and Babylonia in the latter centuries of Late Antiquity. Despite the fact that Rabbinic Hebrew has been the subject of growing academic interest across the past century, very little scholarship has been written on it in English.
The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1 - cover image
  • Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures
  • Linguistics

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1

  • Geoffrey Khan
This book presents the current state of knowledge of the Tiberian pronunciation tradition of Biblical Hebrew and a full edition of one of the key medieval sources, Hidāyat al-Qāriʾ ‘The Guide for the Reader’, by ʾAbū al-Faraj Hārūn. There is also an accompanying oral performance of samples of the reconstructed pronunciation by Alex Foreman.
The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 2 - cover image
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  • Linguistics

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 2

  • Geoffrey Khan
This book presents the current state of knowledge of the Tiberian pronunciation tradition of Biblical Hebrew and a full edition of one of the key medieval sources, Hidāyat al-Qāriʾ ‘The Guide for the Reader’, by ʾAbū al-Faraj Hārūn. There is also an accompanying oral performance of samples of the reconstructed pronunciation by Alex Foreman.
The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Linguistics

The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

  • Selma K. Sonntag
  • Mark Turin
This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting a linguistically and historically grounded perspective, The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya offers nuanced insights into language and its relation to power in this geopolitically complex region.
Dictionary of the British English Spelling System - cover image
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  • Reference Books

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

  • Greg Brooks
This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It’s a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher training.
Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Linguistics

Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation

  • Ruth Finnegan
This book combines a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an examination of its comparative and historical background. Drawing from anthropology, cultural history, folklore, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, literary studies and the ethnography of speaking, Ruth Finnegan’s fascinating study sets our present conventions in cross-cultural and historical perspective. She traces the curious history of quotation marks, examines the long tradition of quotation collections, and explores the uses of quotation in literary, visual and oral traditions. By tracking the changing definitions and control of quoting over the millennia, Finnegan sheds new light on ideas such as ‘imitation’, ‘allusion’, ‘authorship’, ‘originality’ and ‘plagiarism’.