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Neo-Aramaic Dialect Studies


Proceedings of a Workshop on Neo-Aramaic held in Cambridge 2005


This volume contains a collection of papers presented at the workshop on various aspects of the grammar of Neo-Aramaic, with special attention to the North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect group. The papers include descriptions of several hitherto undescribed dialects together with sample texts and also studies of various aspects of phonology, morphology and syntax of the dialects.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-423-9
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Publication Date: May 2,2008
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 212
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-59333-423-9
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This volume contains a collection of papers on various aspects of the grammar of Neo-Aramaic, with special attention to the North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect group. The papers include descriptions of numerous hitherto undescribed dialects, including those of Tyare, Sat, Čalla, Barwar, Karamlesh, Telkepe, Peshabur and those of the Aqra region. Some papers deal with diachronic issues and discuss the relationship of the modern dialects with earlier forms of Aramaic. Particular attention is given by some contributions to syntactic structure and function. The traditions of Neo-Aramaic Bible translation are studied in one paper.

Geoffrey Khan holds a Ph.D. in Semitic Languages, from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (1984). He is currently Professor of Semitic Philology, at the University of Cambridge. In 1998, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy and in 2004 was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology.

This volume contains a collection of papers on various aspects of the grammar of Neo-Aramaic, with special attention to the North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect group. The papers include descriptions of numerous hitherto undescribed dialects, including those of Tyare, Sat, Čalla, Barwar, Karamlesh, Telkepe, Peshabur and those of the Aqra region. Some papers deal with diachronic issues and discuss the relationship of the modern dialects with earlier forms of Aramaic. Particular attention is given by some contributions to syntactic structure and function. The traditions of Neo-Aramaic Bible translation are studied in one paper.

Geoffrey Khan holds a Ph.D. in Semitic Languages, from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (1984). He is currently Professor of Semitic Philology, at the University of Cambridge. In 1998, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy and in 2004 was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology.

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Contributor Biography

Geoffrey Khan

Geoffrey Khan has recently been elected 'Regius Professor of Hebrew' at the University of Cambridge. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1998 and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in 2011. In 2004 he was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology.

Eleanor Coghill

Roberta Borghero

Roberta Borghero graduated in Semitic Philology at the University of Torino (Italy). In 2006 she obtained a PhD from Cambridge University (UK) with a thesis on the Neo Aramaic dialect of Ashitha (South Eastern Turkey). Her main interested is Aramaic, and she has published articles on Mandaic (South Eastern Aramaic) and various spoken North Eastern Neo Aramaic dialects. Since October 2004 she has been working as a Research Associate in The Neo Aramaic Database Project, which is based in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge.

Samuel Fox

Samuel Fox received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1982. His scholarly work has concentrated on Neo-Aramaic. He has previously published a grammar of the Jilu dialect and a number of articles.

Yona Sabar

Olga Kapeliuk

Eran Cohen

Eran Cohen is currently the chair of the linguistics department of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a linguist specializing in Semitic languages and their syntax, and has published many works on both Akkadian and Neo-Aramaic.

Steve Fassberg

Hezy Mutzafi

Shabo Talay

Shabo Talay helds a Ph.D in Semitic Philology, Assyriology and Islamic Studies from the Universtity of Heidelberg/Germany (1997). He is currently Associate Professor for Semitic Philology and Islamic Studies at Erlangen-Nuremberg University. He has many publications in various fields of Arabic and Aramaic dialectology. Recently he published a grammatical comparative description of all Aramaic dialects of the Khabur-Assyrians in Syria under the Title: “Die neuaramäischen Dialekte der Khabur-Assyrer”.

Werner Arnold

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