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A Bibliography of South African Languages, 2008-2017

With an Introduction by Menán du Plessis

Edited by Anne Aarssen, René Genis and Eline van der Veken

This concise bibliography on South-African Languages and Linguistics was compiled on the occasion of the 20th International Congress of Linguists in Cape Town, South Africa, July 2018. The selection of titles is drawn from the Linguistic Bibliography and gives an overview of scholarship on South African language studies over the past 10 years. The introduction written by Menán du Plessis (Stellenbosch University) discusses the most recent developments in the field.
The Linguistic Bibliography is compiled under the editorial management of Eline van der Veken, René Genis and Anne Aarssen in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Linguistic Bibliography Online is the most comprehensive bibliography for scholarship on languages and theoretical linguistics available. Updated monthly with a total of more than 20,000 records annually, it enables users to trace recent publications and provides overviews of older material.
For more information on Linguistic Bibliography and Linguistic Bibliography Online, please visit brill.com/lbo and linguisticbibliography.com.

The e-book version of this bibliography is available in Open Access.

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Michiel de Vaan and Javier Martínez García

This Introduction to Avestan provides a concise grammar of the Avestan language, the language of the followers of the Iranian prophet Zarathustra. The grammar focuses on spelling, phonology and morphology, but also includes a chapter on syntax. Abundant information on the historical development of the language is included, which renders the grammar very useful for students of Indo-Iranian and Indo-European. Also, a small number of selected Avestan texts is added, with a complete glossary, so that students can practise reading Avestan.

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Edited by University of Zaragoza

Andalusi Arabic is a close-knit bundle of Neo-Arabic dialects resulting from interference by Ibero-Romance stock and interaction of some Arabic dialects. These dialects are mostly Northern but there are also some Southern and hybrid ones, brought along to the Iberian Peninsula in the eighth century A.D. by an invading army of some thousands of Arab tribesmen who, in the company of a much larger number of partially Arabicized Berbers, all of them fighting men alone, succeeded in establishing Islamic political rule and Arab cultural supremacy for a long while over these lands. The study of Andalusi Arabic is of enormous interest to the Arabic dialectologist, as well as a subject of paramount importance to those concerned with the medieval literatures and cultures of Western Europe.

Grammatica van het Bijbels Hebreeuws en Leerboek van het Bijbels Hebreeuws (2 vols)

Twaalfde, herziene editie door M.F.J. Baasten en W.Th. van Peursen

J.P. Lettinga, Martin Baasten and Wido Th. van Peursen

Deze Grammatica biedt een overzicht van de beginselen van het Bijbels Hebreeuws. Het werk is in eerste instantie geschreven voor de beginnende student, maar is eveneens nuttig voor gevorderden. Het boek heeft ruime aandacht voor de historische ontwikkeling van het Bijbels Hebreeuws en bevat een uitvoerige behandeling van de syntaxis. De Grammatica is ook bedoeld als naslagwerk naast het bijbehorende Leerboek van het Bijbels Hebreeuws, waarin de stof in zorgvuldig opgebouwde lessen didactisch verantwoord wordt aangeboden.

Deze twaalfde editie is geheel herzien en in overeenstemming gebracht met recente inzichten in de hebraïstiek en de taalkunde; zij bevat een aanzienlijk aantal aanvullingen en verbeteringen ten opzichte van de elfde editie (2000).

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This Grammar offers an overview of Biblical Hebrew. It is mainly aimed at beginning students, but contains much of value for advanced study. Ample attention is paid to the historical development of the language and an an extensive, up-to-date description of Hebrew syntax is offered. This Grammar is meant to be used alongside the accompanying Textbook of Biblical Hebrew, which contains carefully graded lessons, exercises, Biblical texts, as well as an annotated inscription. In addition, it offers a glossary, verbal paradigms and an elaborate list of grammatical terms, with examples taken from Dutch and English.

The twelfth edition has been thoroughly revised on many points and contains numerous additions and corrections to the eleventh edition (2000).

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I am a Linguist

With a foreword by Peter Matthews

R.M.W. Dixon

I am a Linguist provides a fascinating account of the academic adventures of multi-faceted linguist, R.M.W. (Bob) Dixon. There is fieldwork (and lengthy grammars) on Dyirbal, Yidiñ and other Aboriginal languages of Australia, the Boumaa dialect of Fijian, and Jarawara from the dense jungles of Amazonia. Theoretical studies include adjective classes, ergativity and complement clauses. There are also detective novels, science fiction stories, and pioneering work on blues and gospel discography. Interspersed with the autobiographical narrative are explanations of how linguistics is a scientific discipline, of the development of universities, of diminishing academic standards, and of the treatment of Aboriginal people in Australia. The book is written in an easy, accessible style with numerous illustrative anecdotes. It will be an inspiration to young linguists and of interest to the general reader curious about what a scientific linguist does.

A. Engelenhoven

Leti is spoken on the island with the same name near the Indonesian-East Timorese border. This small Austronesian language became known among linguists for the complex patterns of metathesis permeating its entire grammar.
Besides little discussed topics, like its intricate deictic system and lexical parallelism, this book provides information on intriguing features of the Leti language that remained undescribed, such as singing, naming, storytelling and the semantics of the indexer clitic.
A complete version of the Sailfish myth that underlies the structures of all Southwest Malukan island communities has been added. The entire text is provided with interlinear glosses. All lexical items in the text and in the description have been inserted in a word list together with all lexical parallels.
Being the first exhaustive study of a Southwest Malukan language, this description is a valuable contribution to the typological study of East Indonesia and East Timor and to Austronesian linguistics. The abundance of examples makes it of interest also for linguists with a theoretical orientation in phonology, syntax and semantics. The 'insider's perspective' approach provides essential information for students of ethnolinguistics and oral traditions in the region.

Beknopte Indonesische grammatica

Van klassiek naar modern Maleis

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