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The Akkadian Verb and Its Semitic Background

N. Kouwenberg

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Languages of the Ancient Near East

The Akkadian Verb and Its Semitic Background

N. Kouwenberg

In this magnum opus, N. J. C. Kouwenberg presents a thoroughgoing, modern analysis of the Akkadian verbal system, taking into account all of the currently available evidence for the language during the course of the long period of its attestation. The book achieves this goal through two strategies: (1) to describe the Akkadian verbal system, as comprehensively as the data permit; and (2) to reconstruct its prehistory on the basis of internal evidence and reconstruction, comparison with cognate languages, and typological evidence. Akkadian has one of the longest documented histories of any language: data from nearly two-and-one-half millennia are available, even if the stream of data is sometimes interrupted and not always as copious as we would like. During the course of this history, numerous developments took place, illustrating how languages change over time and offering parallels for reconstruction of changes that occurred in poorly documented periods.

 

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In this magnum opus, N. J. C. Kouwenberg presents a thoroughgoing, modern analysis of the Akkadian verbal system, taking into account all of the currently available evidence for the language during the course of the long period of its attestation. The book achieves this goal through two strategies: (1) to describe the Akkadian verbal system, as comprehensively as the data permit; and (2) to reconstruct its prehistory on the basis of internal evidence and reconstruction, comparison with cognate languages, and typological evidence. Akkadian has one of the longest documented histories of any language: data from nearly two-and-one-half millennia are available, even if the stream of data is sometimes interrupted and not always as copious as we would like. During the course of this history, numerous developments took place, illustrating how languages change over time and offering parallels for reconstruction of changes that occurred in poorly documented periods.

As a result, this book will be of great interest, in the first place, for all students of Akkadian, both the language and the literature that is documented in that language; and in the second place, for all students of language and linguistics who are interested in the study of how languages are shaped, develop, and change during the course of a long history.

Part One: Preliminaries

Chapter 1.Objective, Structure, and Method

Chapter 2.Structure and Organization in the Akkadian Verbal Paradigm

Part Two: The Basic Stem

Chapter 3.The Paradigm of the G-Stem

Chapter 4.The Impact of Gemination I: The Imperfective iparrVs

Chapter 5. The Perfective and the Imperative

Chapter 6.The tPerfect

Chapter 7.The Stative

Chapter 8.The Nominal Forms of the Verbal Paradigm

Chapter 9.The Secondary Members of the Verbal Paradigm

Part Three: The Derived Verbal Stems

Chapter 10.The Derived Verbal Stems: General Features

Chapter 11.The impact of gemination II: the Dstem

Chapter 12.The Prefix n-

Chapter 13.The Prefix

Chapter 14.The t-Infix and Its Ramifications

Chapter 15.Verb Forms with Reduplication

Part Four: The Minor Paradigms

Chapter 16.The Weak Verbs

Chapter 17.The Verbs with Gutturals

Part Five: Proto-Semitic from an Akkadian perspective

Chapter 18.The Verbal Paradigm of Proto-Semitic

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