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Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages

Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages (PLAL) contains peer-reviewed essays, monographs, and reference works. It focuses on the theory and practice of ancient-language research and lexicography that is informed by modern linguistics.

 

Series Ediorial Board:

James K. Aitken

Aaron Michael Butts

Daniel King

Michael P. Theophilos

Wido van Peursen

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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.
$90.00

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.
$90.00

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.
$59.40

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.
$109.47

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.
$90.00

Greek Indicative Verbs in the Christian Palestinian Aramaic Gospels

Translation Technique and the Aramaic Verbal System
ISBN: 978-1-61143-895-6
As virtually all Christian Palestinian Aramaic texts consist of translations, one cannot adequately discuss its verbal system without taking into account translation technique. The present study consists of a study of the translation of Greek Indicative verbs in the Christian Palestinian Aramaic Gospels and its implications for the understanding of the Christian Palestinian Aramaic verbal system.
$103.51

A Comparative Dialectical Study of Genitive Constructions in Aramaic Translations of Exodus

ISBN: 978-1-61143-002-8
This book uses the multiple Aramaic translations of Exodus to reveal important similarities and differences between five Aramaic dialects in the use of genitive constructions: the Syriac Peshitta, Targum Onkelos, three corpora of the Palestinian Targum, the Samaritan Targum, and fragments of a Christian Palestinian Aramaic translation of Exodus.
$131.25

Studies in the Historical Syntax of Aramaic

ISBN: 978-1-59333-645-5
Historical syntax has long been neglected in the study of the Semitic languages, although it holds great value for the subgrouping of this diverse language family. Focusing on the development of adverbial subordination, nominal modifiers and direct speech marking, as well as reviewing changes through language contact and drift, this book is the first step in the syntactic reconstruction of the Aramaic dialect group, the longest-attested branch of the Semitic language family.
$108.19

Multilingual and Multigraphic Documents and Manuscripts of East and West

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0283-5
This volume deals with the evidence from manuscripts and handwritten documents with multilingual and multigraphic structures in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, conceived and designed to display texts in different languages or scripts, as well as addressing the historical context of these testimonia (their production, use and circulation) and focusing on problems inherent to multicultural societies.
$72.00