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The Jibbali (Shah Ri) Language of Oman: Grammar and Texts (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)

The Jibbali (Shah Ri) Language of Oman: Grammar and Texts (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)

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  • ISBN-13: 9789004262843
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2014
  • Pages: 718 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.6 x 9.5 x 6.5 inches

Overview

This book contains a detailed grammatical description of Jibbali (or Shahri), an unwritten Semitic language spoken in the Dhofar region of Oman, along with seventy texts. This is the first ever comprehensive grammar of Jibbali, and the first collection of texts published in over a hundred years. Topics in phonology, all aspects of morphology, and a variety of syntactic features are covered. The texts include those collected by the late T. M. Johnstone (newly edited and translated), as well as new texts collected by the author, while the grammar is based both on the texts and on original fieldwork. Semitists, linguists, and anyone interested in the folklore of Arabia will find much valuable data and analysis in this volume.

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