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Aramaic in its Historical and Linguistic Setting (Holger Gzella M. L. Folmer (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Harrassowitz Verlag, 2008) 9783447057875
Aramaic in its Historical and Linguistic Setting (Holger Gzella M. L. Folmer (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Harrassowitz Verlag, 2008) 9783447057875
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Title: Aramaic in its Historical and Linguistic Setting

Author: Gzella, Holger M. L. Folmer (eds)

Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9783447057875

Volumes: 1; Pages: vii, 388

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This volume contains contributions by W. Arnold, S.E. Fassberg, M.L. Folmer, W.R. Garr, A. Gianto, H. Gzella, J.F. Healey, O. Jastrow, J. Joosten, O. Kapeliuk, S.A. Kaufman, G. Khan, R. Kuty, A. Lemaire, E. LipinŽski, H.L. Murre-van den Berg, C. Morrison, N. Pat-El, W.Th. van Peursen, and A. Tal. They discuss central issues of Aramaic linguistics in the light of the most recent research: editions of primary source material; extensive historical and linguistic overviews on matters of classification and language change; detailed studies of grammatical and lexical topics analyzing data from different Aramaic languages, for instance determination and tense-aspect-modality systems. Several papers closely interact with each other. As a whole, they bridge the gap between ancient and modern forms of Aramaic by providing a more comprehensive approach to this language group and its attested history of three millennia. Thanks to a sharp thematic focus, wide-ranging discussions of a great amount of material, and up-to-date theoretical frameworks, these proceedings can also act as a modern handbook of Aramaic in all its complexity. All articles are thematically arranged, fully indexed and cross-referenced.

Contents

Old Aramaic and Neo-Aramaic: Some Reflections on Language History, Otto Jastrow
                                               
Lost and Found in the Grammar of First-Millennium Aramaic, Agustinus Gianto    
                                       
Aramaic Broken Plurals in the Wider Semitic Context, Edward Lipiriski    
                                       
The Forms of 'Son' and 'Daughter' in Aramaic, Steven E. Fassberg   
                                    
Historical Syntax of Aramaic: A Note on Subordination, Na'ama Pat-El   
                                           
Remarks on the Aramaic of Upper Mesopotamia in the Seventh Century B.C., Andre Lemaire  
                                           
The Septuagint as a Source of Information on Egyptian Aramaic in the Hellenistic Period, Jan Joosten    
                                            
Aramaic in the Parthian Period: The Arsacid Inscriptions, Holger Gzella   
                                          
The Use and Form of the nota objecti in Jewish Palestinian Aramaic Inscriptions, Margaretha L. Folmer                                     
The Role of Targum Onqelos in Literary Activity During the Middle Ages, Abraham Tal                                               
The Determined Plural Ending -e in Targum Onqelos, W. Randall Garr  
                                       
Remarks on the Syntax of the Participle in Targum Jonathan on Samuel, Renaud J. Kuty   
                                        
Variety in Early Syriac: The Context in Contemporary Aramaic, John F. Healey  
                                         
Language Variation, Language Development and the Textual History of the Peshitta, Wido van Peursen   
                                      
The Function of qtal hwa in the Acts of Judas Thomas, Craig Morrison  
                                        
The Expression of Definiteness in North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic Dialects, Geoffrey Khan       
                                     
The Roots qrt and qrs in Western Neo-Aramaic, Werner Arnold 
                                          
The Perfect Tenses in Urmi Neo-Aramaic, Olga Kapeliuk 
                                          
Classical Syriac, Neo-Aramaic, and Arabic in the Church of the East and the Chaldean Church between 1500 and 1800, Heleen Mtrre-van den Berg   
                           
The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project and Twenty-First Century Aramaic Lexicography: Status and Prospects,
Stephen A. Kaufman                                       
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