Search for dissertations about: "Semitic languages - general"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Semitic languages - general.

  1. 1. A War of Words

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Torkel Lindquist; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Semitic languages - general; terrorism; War on terrorism; defining terrorism; Arabic; Hebrew; terminology of violence; semantics; pragmatics; propaganda; 11 9; ‘the other’; ‘the enemy’; massmedia; press; Israeli press; Arab press; political discourse; extracting a definition from media; Semitiska språk - allmänt; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other languages Semitic languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga språk Semitiska språk; semitiska språk; Semitic Languages;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to come to an understanding of the meanings of words pertaining to acts of political violence in modern Arabic and Hebrew. The semantics of these terms will be established by comparison between the meaning in dictionaries of modern and classical Arabic and Hebrew, the meaning in the Koran and the Bible as well as the meaning we extract from the context in the newspapers where the terminology is found. READ MORE

  2. 2. Comparative Etymological Studies in the Western Neo-Syriac (Turoyo) Lexicon : With Special Reference to Homonyms, Related Words and Borrowings with Cultural Signification

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Aziz Tezel; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Semitic languages - general; Etymology; verbal root; verbal stem; radicals; homonyms; borrowing; assimilation; dissimilation.; Semitiska språk - allmänt; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other languages Semitic languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga språk Semitiska språk; semitiska språk; Semitic Languages;

    Abstract : This is a comparative study of words presenting etymological problems in the Western Neo-Syriac (Turoyo) lexicon, with the principal aim of providing new etymological solutions and suggestions and giving an account of the most common linguistic processes by which various changes are carried out in the individual words studied. For the first time all important homonyms in this language are investigated with regard to their origin and use. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Peshitta and the versions : A study of the Peshitta variants in Joshua 1-5 in relation to their equivalents in the ancient versions

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johann E. Erbes; Uppsala universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and linguistics; Old Testament; Book of Joshua; Hebrew; Masoretic Text; Peshitta; Syriac manuscripts; Syriac; Targum; Septuagint; Syro-Hexapla; Coptic; Ethiopic; Vulgate; textual criticism; translation technique; Språkvetenskap; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap; semitiska språk; Semitic Languages;

    Abstract : The dissertation focuses on the relationship between the Peshitta readings and their equivalent readings in the ancient versions. The purpose of this study is to discover the possible influences of the Masoretic Text on the one hand, and the versions, especially the Septuagint, on the other. The material is too scarce to attempt creating a stemma. READ MORE

  4. 4. Gregory Bar-Hebraeus's Commentary on the Book of Kings from his Storehouse of Mysteries : A Critical Edition with an English Translation, Introduction and Notes

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Assad Sauma; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Semitic languages - general; Syriac; Biblical Exegesis; Semitiska språk - allmänt; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other languages Semitic languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga språk Semitiska språk;

    Abstract : This study contains a critical edition with an English translation of the commentary on the Book of Kings which is a part of the exegetical work the Storehouse of Mysteries by the West-Syrian scholar John Bar-Hebraeus (1226-1286). The work is based on the oldest surviving manuscript of the Storehouse of Mysteries, manuscript Florence 230 (written 1278), collated with all manuscripts which are older than the 19th century. READ MORE

  5. 5. The inceptive construction and associated topics in Amharic and related languages

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Desalegn Asfawwesen; Henrik Liljegren; Östen Dahl; Ronny Meyer; [2016]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; inceptive construction; insubordination; conjunction; converb; complex predicate; grammaticalization; Amharic; Ethio-Semitic; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the syntactic features, functions, and diachrony of a complex predicate called ‘the inceptive construction’ which is based on a grammaticalised use of the converbs ‘get up’, ‘pick up’, ‘grasp’, and ‘take’. The languages under investigation are Amharic, Argobba, Harari, Zay, and Selt’i. READ MORE