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Bibil Identifier bibil:213541
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Some Remarks on Linguistic and Lexical Change in the North Eastern Neo-Aramaic Dialects
Author Khan, Geoffrey
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 1, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 179-190 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The great diversity of the North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect group has only partially been studied. This is now an urgent task, since many of the dialects are now in danger of extinction. These dialects exhibit many fascinating linguistic features, which makes their investigation very rewarding. Investigation of these dialects also casts important light on some issues in the historical development of Aramaic and of North-West Semitic languages in general. Some of these issues are discussed in the paper. Particular attention is directed to the relationship of the lexicon of North-East Neo-Aramaic to that of earlier forms of literary Aramaic.
DOI 10.1163/000000003780492665
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : New Aramaic
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