Language contact and the development of Modern Hebrew.

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Full title: Language contact and the development of Modern Hebrew. Edit Doron.
Other authors: Doron, Edit.
Format: Book           

Summary: This is is a first rigorous attempt by scholars of Hebrew to evaluate the syntactic impact of the various languages with which Modern Hebrew was in contact during its formative years. Twenty-four different innovative syntactic constructions of Modern Hebrew are analysed, and shown to originate in previous stages of Hebrew, which, since the third century CE, solely functioned as a scholarly and liturgical language. The syntactic changes in the constructions are traced to the native languages of the first Modern Hebrew learners, and later to further reanalysis by the first generation of native speakers.
Other authors: Doron, Edit.
Language: English
Published: Leiden : Koninklijke Brill NV 2015.
Classmark: QN413.028 /519131
Series: Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics ; 84.
ISBN: 9789004302006