Learning Akkadian?

By Mary Fisk|October 11, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Try these online vocabulary flashcards designed to be used with John Huehnergard’s textbook,  A grammar of Akkadian. The Library has several editions of Huehnergard’s book, the latest being the 3rd edition (2011) at Ref QEG415 / 978864 Click here to link to the Library catalogue

New web resource for Syriac studies

By Mary Fisk|July 25, 2012|Religions|0 comments

Dumbarton Oaks (a research institute of Harvard University specializing in Byzantine Studies) has launched Resources for Syriac Studies  – “an annotated collection of free and open-source books, journals, and more related to the study of Syriac” The collection includes histories, dictionaries, grammars, journals and works of historic scholarship dating back to the 16th century. Click here to go direct to Resources for Syriac Studies

Linguistics – May 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 18, 2012|Linguistics|0 comments

Language mixing and code-switching in writing : approaches to mixed-language written discourse / edited by Mark Sebba, Shahrzad Mahootian, Carla Jonsson. Code-switching in conversation : language, interaction and identity / edited by Peter Auer. Language change in contact languages : grammatical and prosodic considerations / edited by J. Clancy Clements, Shelome Gooden. A grammar of Comanche / Jean Ormsbee Charney. A grammar of Crow = Apsáalooke Aliláau / Randolph Graczyk.

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