Verbal Morphology in the Karaite Treatise on Hebrew Grammar Kitāb al-ʿUqūd fī Taṣārīf al-Luġa al-ʿIbrāniyya

Cambridge Genizah Studies Series, Volume 2


Notwithstanding its early origins and its importance for the history of Hebrew linguistics, the Karaite grammatical tradition has received insufficient scholarly attention, mainly due to the scarcity of reconstructed primary sources emanating from this school of Hebrew grammar. This book reconstructs from unpublished manuscripts a medieval Karaite treatise on the grammar of Biblical Hebrew in Judaeo-Arabic Kitāb al-ʿUqūd fī Taṣārīf al-Luġa al-ʿIbrāniyya and studies verbal morphological theories expressed in this and related Karaite works. Furthermore, the book examines Karaite approaches to the verbal classification as well as didactic tools used in Karaite pedagogical grammars.

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Nadia Vidro, Ph.D. (2009) in Hebrew Studies, Cambridge University, is Research Associate at Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library. Her research interests include history of Hebrew linguistics with particular focus on Karaite grammatical school and Jewish manuscripts.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Kitāb al-ʿUqūd fī Taṣārīf al-Luġa al-ʿIbrāniyya
Chapter 3: The Method of Symbols
Chapter 4: Description of a Conjugational Pattern in Kitāb al-ʿUqūd
Chapter 5: Symbols and Conjugational Patterns in Kitāb al-ʿUqūd
Chapter 6: Morphological Theories in Kitāb al-ʿUqūd
Chapter 7: Rules of Derivational Relations
Chapter 8: Pedagogical Strategies in Kitāb al-ʿUqūd
Chapter 9: Conclusions
All those interested in history of Hebrew linguistics, Karaite intellectual legacy and the history of pedagogy in the Middle East.
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