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Journal of Language Relationship 14/3-4

Volume 14/3-4
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0704-5
The Journal of Language Relationship is an international periodical publication devoted to the issues of comparative linguistics and the history of the human language. The Journal contains articles written in English and Russian, as well as scientific reviews, discussions and reports from international linguistic conferences and seminars.
$60.00

From Ancient Manuscripts to Modern Dictionaries

Select Studies in Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek
Edited by Tarsee Li & Keith Dyer
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0608-6
These articles on Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek lexicography have arisen from papers presented at the International Syriac Language Project's 14th International Conference in St. Petersburg in 2014.
$120.00

Journal of Language Relationship 14/1-2

Volume 14/1-2
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0648-2
The Journal of Language Relationship is an international periodical publication devoted to the issues of comparative linguistics and the history of the human language. The Journal contains articles written in English and Russian, as well as scientific reviews, discussions and reports from international linguistic conferences and seminars.
$60.00

Contemporary Examinations of Classical Languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and Greek)

Valency, Lexicography, Grammar, and Manuscripts
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0656-7
Ancient language study is becoming an increasingly sophisticated and complex discipline, as scholars not only consider methods being used by specialists of other languages, but also absorb developments in other disciplines to facilitate their own research investigations. This interdisciplinary approach is reflected in the scope of research papers offered here, invited and peer-reviewed by the ISLP.
$150.00

A Unique Hebrew Glossary from India

An Analysis of Judeo-Urdu
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0613-0
This is the first-ever study of Judeo-Urdu, that is, the Hindi/Urdu language written in Hebrew script. It provides background and an introduction to the Judeo-Urdu corpus, presents nearly two hundred entries from one text — a Hebrew-Judeo-Urdu glossary — and analyzes the orthography, phonology, and morphology of Judeo-Urdu. Comparison is made to standard Hindi and Urdu, from which Judeo-Urdu diverges in many interesting ways.
$48.00

Classical Syriac Phonology

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0525-6
This book provides a description of Classical Syriac phonology based on fully vocalized biblical texts and the detailed comments by medieval Syriac grammarians. In addition to a description of Syriac consonants and vowels (including vowel quantity and stress), there are chapters on the compararive Semitic background of Syriac phonology and the grammatical features of the pre-classical inscriptions, and comparison with both eastern and western varieties of Jewish Aramaic. The modern dialect of Turoyo is also examined, and two appendices discuss the traditional pronunciation of West Syriac and the pronunciation of Modern Literary Syriac, and offer a sketch of Turoyo phonology.
$99.00

Structural Lexicology and the Greek New Testament

Applying Corpus Linguistics for Word Sense Possibility Delimitation Using Collocational Indicators
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0534-8
This study demonstrates a method for using corpus linguistics to disambiguate polysemes in the Greek New Testament. Included are several examples applying the method to exegetically problematic texts.
$182.46

Altuigurische Texte der Kirche des Ostens aus Zentralasien

Old Uigur texts of the Church of the East from Central Asia
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0551-5
The book presents a full documentation of the Old Uigur texts of the Church of the East known from several places of Central Asia, mainly Bulayık and Kurutka in the Turfan oasis, as well as Xaraxoto, from the 10th to 14th century.
$120.00

Gorgias Concise Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0224-8
As the first two-way Syriac-English/English-Syriac dictionary, the Concise Dictionary is both a convenient academic resource and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac. With 13,000 entries drawn from the major existing works, the Syriac-English section is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts, while the English-Syriac entries open up new opportunities for scholars to compose their own texts and to participate in modern Syriac usage.
$48.00

The Syriac Dot

A Short History
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0425-9
The dot is used for everything in Syriac from tense to gender, number, and pronunciation, and unsurprisingly represents one of the biggest obstacles to learning the language. Using inscriptions, early grammars, and experiments with modern scribes, Dr. Kiraz peels back the evolution of the dot layer by layer to explain each of its uses in detail and to show how it adopted the wide range of uses it has today.
$42.00

Neo-Aramaic and its Linguistic Context

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0410-5
This volume contains papers on the Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects and the languages in contact with them. The papers make important contributions to the documentation of the dialects and to the understanding of their development in the context of non-Semitic contact languages.
$120.00

My Tour in the Parishes of the Syrian Church in Syria and Lebanon

ISBN: 978-1-60724-685-5
A record of the author’s investigation concerning the situation of the Syriac-speaking churches during the 1960s. The author provides statistics about parishes, schools, organizations, and cultural activities. The book lists most of the educational institutions with hundreds of photographs, as well as biographies and photos of Syriac writers and Orientalists specializing in Syriac studies.
$207.80

Zum Feuerkultus bei den Mongolen

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 951
ISBN: 978-1-61143-859-8
The fire cult of the Mongols, the names and images of the fire-god, the origins of the cult in Buddhism, its mythic connections, and its festivals.
$29.90

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography IV

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project
ISBN: 978-1-61143-933-5
The fourth published colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), presenting papers from an international team of authors working to develop contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography.
$150.00

Pronunciation is in the Brain, not in the Mouth

A Cognitive Approach to Teaching it
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0415-0
This book investigates the cognitive roots of pronunciation in children and adults and the emergence of accent with adults when learning a second language (L2). Subsequently, any teaching of L2 pronunciation to adults should be premised on a multisensory and multicognitive approach covering a wide selection of teaching and learning strategies consistent with the cognitive roots.
$79.82

Introduction to the Grammar of Hebrew Poetry in Byzantine Palestine

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0402-0
This book investigates the interaction between grammatical norms and poetic technique on the basis of a corpus selected from the oeuvre of the payyetan Eleazar be-rabbi Qillir. As a basis for this investigation, a descriptive/comparative analysis of the Qillirian dialect is offered. The first portion of the work is a grammar devoted mainly to morphology and syntax. The second portion of the work is an investigation of the poetic norms, as well as rhetorical techniques employed by Qillir, together with an assessment of their impact on the grammar. The overall aim of the project is to design an analytical framework within which a self-conscious poetic dialect might be investigated.
$61.06

A Comprehensive Grammar to Hammurabi’s Stele

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0284-2
This complete grammar of Code of Hammurabi is formally arranged and can be the basis for learning the rest of Akkadian grammar. Students of Biblical Hebrew or Arabic will find it a most convenient introduction to this sister language. The cuneiform text has been set out in columns opposite a phonetic transcription, thus enabling the comprehensive set of citations illustrating various points of Akkadian grammar to be easily checked within their wider linguistic context. This book, when used in conjunction with the author’s previous book “Hammurabi’s Laws”, makes it possible for a student to learn to read and understand the whole text of Hammurabi’s Stele.
$65.00

Grammar of Bar Hebraeus with Commentary

A Facsimile Edition from the George A. Kiraz Manuscript Collection
ISBN: 978-1-61719-923-3
This volume is a facsimile edition of a handwritten manuscript of Gregory Bar Hebraeus's Grammar of the Syriac Language from the private collection of George A. Kiraz.
$64.22

Les Langues et les Littératures Araméennes

ISBN: 978-1-61143-011-0
Jean Baptiste Chabot, who produced works like Synodicon Orientale, surveys the different branches of the Aramaic Aramaic languages and their extant literature in theology, science, and history, as well as inscriptions at archaeological sites. Chabot demonstrates his expertise in the field, drawing from sources as diverse as the Samaritan Bible and the Talmud, Oriental Christianity, Babylon and Mesopotamia. Originally written in 1910, it will still be of interest to scholars in the fields of Aramaic, linguistics, Syriac studies and Eastern Christianity.

$141.12

Reflections on Lexicography

Explorations in Ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek Sources
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0229-3
Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project. These essays offer a probing analysis of selected lexical tools and methods for working with ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek sources, as well as offering reflections on methodological concerns for lexicographical tools of the future.
$150.00

Lexicon Linguae Aethiopicae

Adjectum est vocabularium Tigre Dialecti Septentrionalis
By August Dillmann; Contribution by Werner Munzinger
ISBN: 978-1-61143-476-7
Ethiopic-Latin dictionary, with an appendix on Tigrean
$288.92

Practical Guide to Conversational Syriac

dalīl al-takallum fī al-lugha al-suryāniyya
ISBN: 978-1-61719-460-3
This is a beginner’s guide to conversational Syriac with translations in French and Arabic.
$39.26

Scribal Wit

Aramaic Mnemonics in the Leningrad Codex
Series: Texts and Studies 10
ISBN: 978-1-61143-904-5
This book presents a detailed analysis of the Aramaic mnemonics, those short witty sentences written in Aramaic as memory aids in the margins of one of the oldest extant biblical Hebrew manuscripts, the Leningrad Codex (1008 CE). The material is presented in clear, user-friendly charts. Each mnemonic is set alongside the Hebrew verses it represents. This book demonstrates the ingenuity of the Masoretes in their grand endeavor to preserve the text of the Hebrew Bible precisely in the form that it had reached them.
$95.00

A Brief Study on the Origins of Arabic and Syriac Phrases in Italian, Spanish, French, English, Greek, and Latin

نبذة في أصول الألفاظ السامية... التي دخلت في اللغات الإيطالية والإسبانية... وبالعكس
ISBN: 978-1-61719-452-8
This book outlines the connections between the Arabic and European languages, giving a brief listing of European words and phrases with their Arabic equivalent.
$46.28

Non-Native Borrowings into the Lebanese Syrian Dialect

gharā'ib al-lahja al-lubnāniyya al-sūriyya
ISBN: 978-1-61719-463-4
In comparing the formal Arabic language with colloquial Lebanese Syrian Arabic, Raphael Nakhla Al-Yasou`y finds a large list of foreign words that have unknowingly worked their way into the local dialect.
$67.54