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The verbal system and alignment in earlier Eastern 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/9780198723806.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 treats the phase of Eastern Aramaic which precedes the modern dialects, namely Late Eastern Aramaic, covering Syriac, Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, and Classical Mandaic. After an introduction ... More


Midrash in Syriac

Sebastian Brock

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter highlights the period of Middle Aramaic that gave birth to three literary dialects of Aramaic: Jewish Aramaic, Syriac, and Mandaic. It focuses on Syriac, the local dialect of Edessa, ... More


From negative cleft to external negator

Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal and Karen De Clercq

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the diachronic development of the Jewish Babylonian Aramaic negator lāw, which developed from the univerbation between the sentential negator and agreement morphology in ... More


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