Comparative Semitic Philology in the Middle Ages: From Sa'Adiah Gaon to Ibn Barun (10th-12th C.)

By Aharon Maman; David Lyons | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
Abbreviationsxiii
Introductory Notesxv
Forewordxvii
Introduction1
The present study and previous studies1
Delimitation of the subject4
Chapter One The motives of the comparative philology8
1.1Linguistic motives8
1.2Literary motives10
Chapter Two The fundaments of comparison and the restrictions imposed13
2.1The permissible extent of comparative philology13
2.2The measure of affinity between the three languages18
2.3The problem of loan words: Were loans from Aramaic and Arabic reckoned with by the Hebrew grammarians?21
2.4The theory of substitutions32
2.5The theory of the root and its effect on comparative philology39
2.6The semantic equivalence factor40
Chapter Three Explicit comparisons50
3.1The nomenclature of the languages and the terminology for comparison50
3.2Explicit comparison identifiable on tauto-etymological grounds60
3.3Explicit comparison on the strength of the Arabic model61
3.4Implicit comparisons holding the rank of explicit comparisons61
3.5Comparison formulae62
3.6Explicit comparisons of Hebrew with Aramaic63
3.7The three-way comparison: Heb./Aram./Arab.74

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