A Brief Introduction to the Semitic Languages (Gorgias by Aaron D. Rubin

By Aaron D. Rubin

With a written historical past of approximately 5 thousand years, the Semitic languages include one of many global s earliest attested and longest attested households. renowned family members contain Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and Akkadian. This quantity presents an outline of this significant language kin, together with either historical and smooth languages. After a quick creation to the historical past of the kin and its inner type, next chapters hide subject matters in phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon.Each bankruptcy describes positive aspects which are attribute of the Semitic language relatives as an entire, in addition to a few of the extra awesome advancements that happen within the person languages. this gives either a typological evaluate and an outline of extra particular positive factors. The chapters include ample examples from a variety of languages. all of the examples comprise morpheme through morpheme glosses, in addition to translations, which assist in making those examples transparent and available even to these now not conversant in a given language. Concluding the e-book is an in depth advisor to additional studying, which directs the reader to crucial reference instruments and secondary literature, and an up to date bibliography.This short creation features a wealthy number of facts, and covers themes now not often present in brief sketches resembling this. The readability of presentation makes it necessary not just to these within the box of Semitic linguistics, but additionally to the overall linguist or language fanatic who needs to benefit anything approximately this significant language relations.

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