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Language Contact and the Development of Modern Hebrew (Hardcover)

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Contributed by Hebrew and linguistics scholars from Israel and the US, the 24 essays in this volume analyze the syntax of Modern Hebrewand the origins of new innovations in syntactic structures, exploring parallel structures in the contact languages and possible internal precursors to those structures. They support the hypothesis that Modern Hebrew was based on transmission from previous stages of Hebrew, detailing changes that are similar to what is known about deficient transmission through second-language speakers in other cases of language contact. They show that new Modern Hebrew constructions follow the two modification types of value transfer from the contact language and value reset. Sections focus on clausal predicates, clausal periphery, negation, lexical values, noun-phrase structure, internal development, and borrowing from other languages. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 356
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Foreign Language Study
Sub-Genre: Hebrew
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2015
TCIN: 50128757
UPC: 9789004302006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4028
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