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The Recent Study of Hebrew

A Survey of the Literature with Selected Bibliography

Nahum M. Waldman

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ISBN: 978-0-87820-908-8


The Recent Study of Hebrew

A Survey of the Literature with Selected Bibliography

Nahum M. Waldman

Professor Waldman surveys the work of ca. 1,300 authors and more than 3,500 publications dealing with the study of the Hebrew language since the 1930s. The book has two sections. The first part annotates the various contributions to the study of Hebrew in five sections—Biblical Hebrew, the period of the Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Hebrew, the Masoretic era, Medieval Hebrew, and Modern and Contemporary Hebrew. The second part is a bibliography of the contributions surveyed in the first part. An index of all authors cited in the survey is included. A must for the library of every institution at which Hebrew is studied.

 

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Professor Waldman surveys the work of ca. 1,300 authors and more than 3,500 publications dealing with the study of the Hebrew language since the 1930s. The book has two sections. The first part annotates the various contributions to the study of Hebrew in five sections—Biblical Hebrew, the period of the Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Hebrew, the Masoretic era, Medieval Hebrew, and Modern and Contemporary Hebrew. The second part is a bibliography of the contributions surveyed in the first part. An index of all authors cited in the survey is included. A must for the library of every institution at which Hebrew is studied.

Preface

Abbreviations

1. BIBLICAL HEBREW

Basic Bibliographical Resources

The Writing System

Hebrew and Its Cognate Relationships

Phonology

Morphology

Lexicography and Semantics

Cognates and Loanwords

Biblical Hebrew and Ugaritic

Other Languages and Hebrew

Syntax

Rhetoric and Poetry

2. THE SECOND COMMONWEALTH AND RABBINIC HEBREW

Aramaic Influence and Language Change

Spirantization

Postbiblical Literature

The Septuagint and Translation Greek

Hebrew, Aramaic, Targum, and the New Testament

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Samaritan, Qumran, and Rabbinic Hebrew Affinities

The Historic Position of Mishnaic Hebrew

The Phonology of Mishnaic Hebrew

The Morphology of Mishnaic Hebrew

The Lexicon of Mishnaic Hebrew

Akkadian Loanwords and Influence

Greek Influence on Mishnaic Hebrew

Mishnaic Hebrew Syntax

3. THE MASORETES

General Surveys and Basic Texts

The Aleppo Codex and the Ben Asher School

Various Systems of Masorah

Origins of the Masoretic Signs

Masorah, Phonology, and Phonemics

The Syntactic Significance of the Masorah

Masoretes and the Pre-Masorah

4. COMMUNAL TRADITIONS AND JEWISH LANGUAGES

Tiberian, Palestinian, Babylonian, and Yemenite Hebrew

Judeo-Arabic and Arabic Influence on Hebrew

Judeo-Aramaic and Other Languages

Judeo-Persian

Judezmo

Judeo-Italian and Judeo-French

Hebrew in Spain

Hebrew in the Ashkenazic Milieu

The Study of Yiddish and Its Relationship to Hebrew

Karaite Hebrew and Fringe Phenomena

5. MEDIEVAL GRAMMARIANS AND POETS

Language Conciousness

Medieval Grammarians

Special Topics

Poetry

6. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY HEBREW

Definition of the Modern Period

Haskalah Writers and Hebrew

Language Planning and the Revival of Hebrew Speech

Forces Acting upon Contemporary Hebrew from Within and Without

Morphology and Meaning in Contemporary Hebrew

Syntax in Contemporary Hebrew

Generative-Transformational Grammar

Discourse Analysis

Lexicography

Semantics

Problems of Translation

Literary and Journalistic Style

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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