Clause combining in Semitic: The circumstantial clause and beyond

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The volume presents the results of an international project carried out in cooperation between the Uppsala University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Lund University and the University of Gothenburg. The questions put forward in the project were: How is hypotaxis marked in Semitic, other than by conjunctions? How does this affect the organization of texts? More specifically, what constitutes a circumstantial clause? To find an answer to these questions, all the major Semitic language families and some modern spoken Semitic dialects were surveyed within the project.
Thus, Clause Combining in Semitic: The Circumstantial Clause and Beyond examines how different kinds of clauses combine to a text in a number of Semitic languages (Ethio-Semitic not included). Specifically, many of its chapters examine how circumstantial clauses are coded in individual Semitic languages.

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherHarrassowitz
Number of pages418
Volume96
ISBN (Print)3447104058, 978-3-447-10405-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Publication series

NameAbhandlungen für die kunde des Morgenlandes
Volume96
ISSN (Print)0567-4980