Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics

Aaron Rubin
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The distinct traits shared by the Semitic languages determine the essential unity of research in these languages. Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics has been a prominent forum for linguistic publications concerning the Semitic languages ever since its foundation in 1967.

The series includes both books written in the philological tradition of research and ones applying modern linguistic theories. Such sub-disciplines as descriptive linguistics, comparative linguistics, socio-linguistics et cetera all fall within the scope of the series. While studies of individual aspects of individual languages are accepted on a selective basis, the series specifically includes monographs, collaborative volumes, and reference works of a wider scope.

The goal of the series is to provide a widely read and respected international forum for high quality theoretical, analytical, and applied pragmatic studies of all types. By publishing leading edge work on natural language practice, it seeks to extend our growing knowledge of the forms, functions, and foundations of human interaction.

The T-Stems in Soqotri
A Contribution to Semitic Detransitivising Derivation
Volume 113
The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of the Jews of Dohok
A Comparative-Typological Grammar
Volume 112
Communal Dialects in Baghdad
Volume 111
The Writing Culture of Ancient Dadān
A Description and Quantitative Analysis of Linguistic Variation
Volume 110
Grammar of Khuzestani Arabic
A Spoken Variety of South-West Iran
Volume 108
The Foundations of Arab Linguistics V
Kitāb Sībawayhi, The Critical Theory
Volume 107
Quranic Arabic
From its Hijazi Origins to its Classical Reading Traditions
Volume 106
Rewriting Dialectal Arabic Prehistory
The Ancient Egyptian Lexical Evidence
Volume 105
A Cognitive Semantic Study of Biblical Hebrew
The Root šlm for Completeness-Balance
Volume 104
Ergativity and Other Alignment Types in Neo-Aramaic
Investigating Morphosyntactic Microvariation
Volume 103
Linguistic Studies on Biblical Hebrew
Volume 102
The Development of the Biblical Hebrew Vowels
Including a Concise Historical Morphology
Volume 99
The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics IV
The Evolution of Theory
Volume 97
Corpus of Soqotri Oral Literature
Volume 2
Volume 95
Editor(s): Vitaly Naumkin and Leonid Kogan
The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics III
The development of a tradition: Continuity and change
Volume 94
Omani Mehri
A New Grammar with Texts
Volume 93
To the Madbar and Back Again
Studies in the languages, archaeology, and cultures of Arabia dedicated to Michael C.A. Macdonald
Volume 92
The Politics of Written Language in the Arab World
Writing Change
Volume 90
Arabic in Context
Celebrating 400 years of Arabic at Leiden University
Volume 89
Coastal Dhofari Arabic
A Sketch Grammar
Volume 87
Tense and Text in Classical Arabic
A Discourse-oriented Study of the Classical Arabic Tense System
Volume 85
The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics II
Kitāb Sībawayhi: Interpretation and transmission
Volume 83
Semitic Languages in Contact
Volume 82
Editor(s): Aaron Butts
An Outline of the Grammar of the Safaitic Inscriptions
Second Revised & Expanded Edition
Volume 80
The Verb and the Paragraph in Biblical Hebrew
A Cognitive-Linguistic Approach
Volume 78
The Tigre Language of Gindaˁ, Eritrea
Short Grammar and Texts
Volume 75
Ancient Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the Book of Jeremiah
The Case for a Sixth-Century Date of Composition
Volume 74
The Jibbali (Shaḥri) Language of Oman
Grammar and Texts
Volume 72
The Arabic Script in Africa
Studies in the Use of a Writing System
Volume 71
Editor(s): Meikal Mumin and Kees Versteegh
Copulae in the Arabic Noun Phrase
A Unified Analysis of Arabic Adnominal Markers
Volume 70
Ingham of Arabia
A Collection of Articles Presented as a Tribute to the Career of Bruce Ingham
Volume 69
The Verb in Archaic Biblical Poetry
A Discursive, Typological, and Historical Investigation of the Tense System
Volume 68
The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics
Sībawayhi and Early Arabic Grammatical Theory
Volume 65
Editor(s): Amal Elesha Marogy
Aaron D. Rubin, Ph.D. (2004), Harvard University, is the Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies and Linguistics at the University of Georgia. He specializes in the comparative study of the Semitic languages, so far with particular attention to Hebrew, Mehri, and Jibbali. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he has published six monographs, including The Mehri Language of Oman (2010), A Brief Introduction to the Semitic Languages (2010), and The Jibbali (Shahri) Language of Oman: Grammar and Texts (2014). He also served as an associate editor for Brill's multi-volume Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (2013), co-edited Brill's Handbook of Jewish Languages (2016), and serves on the editorial board of Brill's Journal of Jewish Languages.

Ahmad Al-Jallad, Ph.D. (2012), Harvard University, is M. S. Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies, and associate professor at Ohio State University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He specializes in the epigraphy and languages of pre-Islamic Arabia, with particular attention to Safaitic and Hismaic. He also writes on the comparative grammar of the Semitic languages and the modern dialects of Arabic. His notable publications include the discovery of a zodiac star calendar used by the pre-Islamic nomads of North Arabia (Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 2014, 2016), the decipherment of possibly the oldest Arabic poetic text (Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religion, 2015), and the decipherment of the oldest, fully vocalized Arabic text, written in Greek letters (Arabian Epigraphic Notes, 2015), as well as the first grammar of the Safaitic Inscriptions (Brill, 2015). He is the founding director of the Leiden Center for the Study of Ancient Arabia, and has led or been a member of several epigraphic and archaeological projects.
Aaron D. Rubin, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
Ahmad Al-Jallad, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
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