By Leonid Kogan
This quantity is the 1st of its type to supply a close, monographic therapy of Semitic genealogical type. The advent describes the author's methodological framework and surveys the heritage of the subgrouping dialogue in Semitic linguistics, and the 1st bankruptcy offers an in depth description of the proto-Semitic uncomplicated vocabulary. each one of its seven major chapters offers with one of many key problems with the Semitic subgrouping debate: the East/West dichotomy, the vital Semitic speculation, the North West Semitic subgroup, the Canaanite association of Ugaritic, the ancient cohesion of Aramaic, and the diagnostic good points of Ethiopian Semitic and of contemporary South Arabian.
The booklet goals at a balanced account of all facts pertinent to the subgrouping dialogue, yet its major concentration is at the diagnostic lexical beneficial properties, seriously overlooked within the majority of past reviews facing this topic. the writer attempts to evaluate the subgrouping strength of the vocabulary utilizing quite a few equipment of its diachronic stratification. the masses of etymological comparisons given through the booklet should be with ease accessed via unique lexical indices.
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Genealogical Classification of Semitic: The Lexical Isoglosses by Leonid Kogan