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The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic: Cycles of Alignment Change

Eleanor Coghill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723806
eISBN:
9780191791147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723806.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The endangered Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects have undergone a wholesale renewal of the verbal system. As a result, tense-conditioned ergative alignment developed in the perfect, which later developed ... More


Alignment in Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects

Eleanor Coghill

in The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic: Cycles of Alignment Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723806
eISBN:
9780191791147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723806.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 4 describes in detail the various alignment patterns attested in Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects. Firstly the dialects with only accusative alignment are presented. These show inversion of the ... More


Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism

Adam H. Becker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226145280
eISBN:
9780226145457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines how the presence of an American evangelical mission in the borderlands between Qajar Iran and the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century contributed to the development of a ... More


Aramaic

Eleanor Coghill

in The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic: Cycles of Alignment Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723806
eISBN:
9780191791147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723806.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 3 introduces the Aramaic language, giving its genetic affiliation and cultural-historical context, as well as a brief overview of its various phases and dialectal divisions. It focuses on the ... More


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