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Bibil Identifier bibil:239656
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Genealogical Classification of Semitic
Title (English, ) The Lexical Isoglosses
Author Kogan, Leonid
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 21825
Place 22:809.2
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place [Boston - Berlin]
ISBN 978-1-61451-726-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
734 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract This volume is the first of its kind to offer a detailed, monographic treatment of Semitic genealogical classification. The introduction describes the author's methodological framework and surveys the history of the subgrouping discussion in Semitic linguistics, and the first chapter provides a detailed description of the proto-Semitic basic vocabulary. Each of its seven main chapters deals with one of the key issues of the Semitic subgrouping debate: the East/West dichotomy, the Central Semitic hypothesis, the North West Semitic subgroup, the Canaanite affiliation of Ugaritic, the historical unity of Aramaic, and the diagnostic features of Ethiopian Semitic and of Modern South Arabian.
The book aims at a balanced account of all evidence pertinent to the subgrouping discussion, but its main focus is on the diagnostic lexical features, heavily neglected in the majority of earlier studies dealing with this subject. The author tries to assess the subgrouping potential of the vocabulary using various methods of its diachronic stratification. The hundreds of etymological comparisons given throughout the book can be conveniently accessed through detailed lexical indices.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : History of the Language
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Semantics
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