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By Sharon Armon-Lotem, Gabi Danon, Susan Rothstein

ISBN-10: 9027255172

ISBN-13: 9789027255174

This quantity provides a suite of specifically commissioned papers dedicated to examining the linguistics of recent Hebrew from a few views. a number of points of recent Hebrew grammar are mentioned together with the constitution of the lexicon, grammatical positive factors and inflectional morphology, in addition to the grammaticalization of semantic and pragmatic differences. The psycholinguistic concerns addressed comprise the purchase of morphological wisdom, the pro-drop parameter and query formation, in addition to language use in hearing-impaired local audio system. the gathering of those papers jointly in one quantity permits those phenomena to be thought of no longer in isolation yet within the context of the grammatical process of which the language is an expression. hence, extra normal concerns hooked up to trendy Hebrew start to emerge, reminiscent of the function of the inflectional morphological process within the grammar, and a wealthy set of proof and analyses proper for plenty of comparable matters are made on hand to the reader.

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CiV:C CVCVC a a Vowels ă e ә Ø Figure 4. Corresponding phonological properties in Tiberian and Modern Hebrew. Due to these mergers, Modern Hebrew paradigms that correspond to those in table (5) are opaque. The learner of Hebrew is faced with the following types of stem allomorphs (C is any consonant and G is a guttural). Table 6. Neutralization in stem allomorphy Free stem a. b. c. d. CaCVC CCVC sabál ʔagám zakán kfár “porter” “lake” “beard” “village” Bound stem CaCVCCCVC- sabal-ím ʔagam-ím zkan-ím kfar-ím Historical source CaCiCiV:C Ga:CV:C Cia:CV:C(Ci G) CәCV:C  Outi Bat-El The only secured conclusion the learner can reach is that CaCVC stems with an initial historical guttural do not exhibit V–Ø alternation (b in table (6)), assuming, for the sake of argument, that the historical gutturals are identifiable (see Faust 2006).

Sg”. However, vowel deletion does not always apply. Monosyllabic verbs (not considered by Graf and Ussishkin) are disyllabic when a suffix is added, and therefore there is no trigger for vowel deletion. In addition, vowel deletion in monosyllabic verbs would result in a complex onset, which is impermissible in the verb paradigm (see, however, fn. 13). When the vowel is not deleted, stress is not final in the suffixed form, contrary to what is expected by the constraint assigning final stress. sg”).

The first volume, devoted to verbs, presents verb paradigms, which include the past, future, and participial forms, where the participle functions as the present tense. , zakén “old” and xacér “yard” appear in the same paradigm (p. 98)). However, these two groups overlap, since participles appear also in the volume devoted to nouns and adjectives. , ∫omr-ím “they are guarding” (p. , ∫omr-ím “guards” (p. 103)). Traditional grouping Proposed grouping Verbs Participles Adjectives Nouns Verbs Participles Adjectives Nouns Figure 1.

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