The Structure of Mehri
[52]
series: Semitica Viva
volume: 52
pages/dimensions: XXVIII, 479 Seiten, 91 Tabellen - 24 × 17 cm
binding: Gebunden
weight: 0
publishing date: 1. Auflage 08.2012
price info: 118,00 Eur[D] / 121,40 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-06736-2
More titles of this subject:Arabic Languages Linguistics
978-3-447-06736-2Buchausgabe / Printed Version118,00 Eur
978-3-447-19255-2E-Book (pdf)118,00 Eur
Please note: With adding E-Book Products to your cart
the payment will be handled via PayPal.
The download will be provided after the payment is confirmed.
Mehri is the most widely spoken of the six Modern South Arabian languages, with populations in eastern Yemen, western Oman, the southern fringes of Saudi Arabia, and parts of the Gulf.
The Structure of Mehri is a comprehensive linguistic description of two major Mehri dialect groups: Mahriyōt, the eastern Yemeni dialect of Mehri spoken in Ḥawf, and Mehreyyet, the Mehri of the Omani Najd. It provides the first description of Mahriyōt, complementing Wagner (1953), which examines Mehrīyet, the western Yemeni dialect of Mehri, and extending Rubin (2010), which deals with Mehreyyet. Based on fieldwork conducted by the author and material in Sima (2009) this is one of the first studies of any non-state language to include data from new technology (SMS and e-mail). Considering also other Modern South Arabian languages where relevant, phonology, morphology and syntax of Mahriyōt and Mehreyyet is analysed and compared. Within syntax, particular attention is paid to phrase structure, clause structure, coordination, negation and supplementation. Furthermore, the final chapter provides a selection of the transcribed, translated and annotated oral texts used in the book.