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Foundations for Syriac Lexicography IV

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project


The fourth published colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), presenting papers from an international team of authors working to develop contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-933-5
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Publication Date: Nov 10,2014
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 254
Languages: English, Greek, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61143-933-5
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Lexicography is necessarily both a solitary and a collaborative business. The actual work of writing a lexicon advances only through the solitary efforts of the lexicographer, even when working in a team. However, the decisions that are made, and the insights derived from this process result from and contribute to a larger conversation with the lexicographical community. One subset of this community has organized itself around the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), and this volume, with one exception, contains papers originally presented at the 2007 and 2008 annual meetings of this research group. The papers from these two meetings provide an opportunity to reflect on general issues, dive into specific case studies and consider the benefits of comparative analysis—a salutary telescopic collection generating both perspective and concrete data for the lexicographical enterprise.

This volume is the fourth published colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP). In this volume, editors Kristian Heal and Alison Salvesen present papers from an international team of authors working to develop contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography.

This volume includes articles by Frederick William Danker, Terry C. Falla, Jonathan Loopstra, Wido van Peursen and Dirk Bakker, Beryl Turner, Craig E. Morrison (O. Carm), Paul S. Stevenson, Percy S. F. van Keulen, and Janet Dyk, bringing together the latest research in Syriac linguistics and lexicography in a way that would also benefit those working in Greek and other Semitic languages.

Lexicography is necessarily both a solitary and a collaborative business. The actual work of writing a lexicon advances only through the solitary efforts of the lexicographer, even when working in a team. However, the decisions that are made, and the insights derived from this process result from and contribute to a larger conversation with the lexicographical community. One subset of this community has organized itself around the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), and this volume, with one exception, contains papers originally presented at the 2007 and 2008 annual meetings of this research group. The papers from these two meetings provide an opportunity to reflect on general issues, dive into specific case studies and consider the benefits of comparative analysis—a salutary telescopic collection generating both perspective and concrete data for the lexicographical enterprise.

This volume is the fourth published colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP). In this volume, editors Kristian Heal and Alison Salvesen present papers from an international team of authors working to develop contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography.

This volume includes articles by Frederick William Danker, Terry C. Falla, Jonathan Loopstra, Wido van Peursen and Dirk Bakker, Beryl Turner, Craig E. Morrison (O. Carm), Paul S. Stevenson, Percy S. F. van Keulen, and Janet Dyk, bringing together the latest research in Syriac linguistics and lexicography in a way that would also benefit those working in Greek and other Semitic languages.

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ContributorBiography

Kristian Heal

Kristian Heal is a Research Fellow at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. He was formerly the director of BYU’s Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts. He holds a BA in Jewish Studies from University College London, an MSt in Syriac Studies from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the reception of the Old Testament in early Syriac poetry.

Alison G. Salvesen

Alison Salvesen is Polonsky Fellow in Jewish Bible Versions at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and a University Research Lecturer at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. Her interests are in early Jewish and Christian translations and exegesis of the Bible.

  • Contents (page 5)
  • Table of Contents (page 7)
  • Abbreviations (page 15)
  • Series Preface (Terry C. Falla) (page 17)
  • A Continuing Conversation (Terry C. Falla) (page 19)
  • Introduction (Kristian S. Heal and Alison G. Salvesen) (page 21)
  • 1. Moving Beyond Borders: Thoughts of A Greek Lexicographer (Frederick William Danker) (page 25)
  • 2. Metaphor, Lexicography and Modern Linguistics: Should Figurative Speech Figure in Future Ancient-Language Lexica? (Terry C. Falla) (page 45)
  • 3. The Patristic 'Syriac Masora' as a Resource for Modern Syriac Lexicography (Jonathan Loopstra) (page 83)
  • 4. Lemmatization and Morphological Analysis: The Case of HMN in Classical Syriac (Wido van Peursen and Dirk Bakker) (page 97)
  • 5. Analysis of the Syriac Particle KY (Beryl Turner) (page 105)
  • 6. The Peshitta in Jacob of Serugh: The Particle LM and Other Citation Markers (Craig E. Morrison, O. Carm) (page 125)
  • 7. The Semantics of Syriac Motion Verbs in Exodus Chapters 1-19 (Paul S. Stevenson) (page 143)
  • 8. Numerals and Nominal Inflection in Classical Syriac (Wido van Peursen) (page 179)
  • 9. Lexicographical Troubles with the Cardinal Numerals 1-20 in the Aramaic of the Targumim and in Classical Syriac (Percy S. F. van Keulen) (page 193)
  • 10. The Cognate Verbs SYM and SWM in the Books of Kings: Similarities and Differences (Janet Dyk) (page 205)
  • Bibliography (page 219)
  • Index (page 237)
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