By Patrick R. Bennett
Because the name exhibits, this certain source is a guide on comparative linguistics, with the examples taken completely from Semitic languages. it truly is an cutting edge quantity that recollects the sooner culture of textbooks of comparative philology, which, notwithstanding, solely taken care of Indo-European languages. it truly is fitted to scholars with at the least a 12 months of a Semitic language.
through some distance the most important element of the ebook are the 9 wordlists that supply the knowledge to be manipulated by means of the scholar. Says reviewer Peter Daniels, the wordlists "constitute a distinct source for all of comparative linguistics--a massive volume of uniform facts from a number of comparable languages. they'd be valuable for any classification in comparative linguistics, not only for these particularly in Semitic."
Scattered during the textual content are 25 workouts according to the wordlists that offer a very good advent to the equipment of comparativists. additionally incorporated are paradigms of the phonological platforms of ten Semitic languages in addition to Coptic and a kind of Berber. A bibliography that publications the scholar into extra studying in Semitic linguistics completes the amount.
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