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The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Hassan

Damsma, A; (2013) The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Hassan. Neo-Aramaic Studies series. Gorgias Pres: Piscataway, NJ; US. (In press).

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Abstract

This volume presents a documentation of the endangered Neo-Aramaic dialect spoken by the Christians of Haṣṣan in South-East Turkey. The grammatical description is based on fieldwork conducted amongst the Haṣṣan community in Belgium. The dialectal features are discussed in relationship to other North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects, the earlier forms of Aramaic, as well as the surrounding (non-)Semitic languages. The study concludes with several folktales that are presented in transcription with an annotated translation.

Type:Book
Title:The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Hassan
Keywords:Aramaic, Neo-Aramaic, Christian language, dialectology, Turkey, Hassana
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Hebrew and Jewish Studies

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