Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during December 2016 and January 2017. Please note that this section of the Library also includes material on the history and politics of modern Israel / Palestine. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue E-book content is accessible to SOAS

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections. This section of the Library also includes material on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Lettres en akkadien de la “Maison d’urtēnu” : fouilles de 1994 / Sylvie Lackenbacher et Florence

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New Directory of Arabic linguistic corpora

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|August 2, 2016|Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

This very useful website, created and maintained by linguist Dr ​Ayman Eddakrouri, is designed as a directory to Arabic linguistic corpora. ​Three​ main sections ​ are available:​ Arabic corpora: Web-based (searchable) corpora and Textual corpora (Text Files) Centers/Institutions Software/Tools https://sites.google.com/a/aucegypt.edu/infoguistics/directory/Corpus-Linguistics/arabic-corpora    

Donation of Igbo books to SOAS Library

By dsw|May 3, 2016|Africa, Linguistics, Literature|0 comments

As part of the SOAS Centenary celebrations Mr Godson Echebima has very kindly donated seven Igbo titles to the Library.  Mr Echebima taught in the SOAS Language Centre from 2003-2014.  In addition to his teaching and scholarship he is one of the founding conveners of the annual international Igbo Conference held at SOAS. His books are now available in the Library: 1. A Textbook of Igbo Grammar 2. A Textbook of Igbo Linguistics 3. Essential English – Igbo

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections: March additions

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue record for each item Please note that this subject division also includes books on contemporary Israel and Palestine Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Mon dieu qu’ai-je fait? : Les diĝir-šà-dab-ba et la piété privée en Mésopotamie / Margaret

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Linguistics – December 2013 to August 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 14, 2015|Linguistics|

Argument structure in usage-based construction grammar : experimental and corpus-based perspectives / Florent Perek, University of Basel.Contrastive studies in construction grammar / edited by Hans C. Boas. Developing orthographies for unwritten languages / edited by Michael Cahill and Keren Rice. Ecolinguistics : language, ecology and the stories we live by / Arran Stibbe. If I could turn my tongue like that : the Creole language of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

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Remarkable Acquisitions for SOAS Library’s South-East Asia Collections

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|August 10, 2015|Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

Here’s an update and good news from SOAS Library. We have recently purchased two remarkable acquisitions for the South-East Asia collections in the library. 1. The Papers of Lee Kuan Yew : speeches, interview and dialogues (1950-2011), comprising 19 volumes plus bibliographical references and index. All the 20 items are kept under the classmark: L. HI320 / 515961. Key features of the publication include: The most comprehensive collection of various

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Ceremony at Tagore Statue- Gordon Square with Chief Minister of West Bengal

By Farzana Whitfield|July 24, 2015|Linguistics, Literature, South Asia|0 comments

Image courtesy of indiainlondon.com SOAS are delighted to announce that the West Bengal Government has generously offered the SOAS South Asia Insitutue (SSAI) some scholarships for Bengali Studies. The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, will be visiting London next week and we will be holding a short ceremony in her presence at the Tagore statue in Gordon Square at 5.30 on Tuesday 28 July.

Benjamin Harshav, scholar of Hebrew and Yiddish (1928-2015): an appreciation

By Mary Fisk|June 18, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Linguistics, Literature|0 comments

Professor Benjamin Harshav, the distinguished scholar of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, died on April 23rd 2015, aged 86. He was born in Vilna in Lithuania in 1928 (a town which he described as the “self-styled bastion of Yiddish culture“) but escaped across the Urals in 1941, along with his family, after the Germans ousted the Soviets from the city After the war, he moved to Israel, where he established the Department

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SOAS academic book launch- ‘Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies’

By Farzana Whitfield|June 10, 2015|Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Politics and International Relations, South Asia|0 comments

Kings India Institute is holding a book launch on the 18th June for a title co edited by Jahnavi Phalkey (King’s College London) and Rachel Dwyer (School of Oriental and African Studies) Bringing together ideas, issues, and debates related to modern Indian studies, this volume charts out the social, cultural, political, and economic processes at work in the subcontinent. Authored by internationally recognized experts, this work consists of over one

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