A Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale
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A Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale

By L. Kahn
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Book Description

This volume constitutes the first reference grammar of the Hasidic Hebrew hagiographic tales composed in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Eastern Europe. It presents a thorough survey of Hasidic Hebrew orthography, morphology, syntax, and lexis illustrated with extensive examples.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. The Hasidic Hebrew Tale
    • 1.2. Previous Scholarship on Hasidic Hebrew
    • 1.3. The Language of the Hasidic Hebrew Tales
    • 1.4. About This Grammar
  • Chapter 2. Phonology
    • 2.1. Consonants
    • 2.2. Vowels
  • Chapter 3. Orthography
    • 3.1. Script
    • 3.2. Omission of Final Letter(s)
    • 3.3. Plene and Defective Spelling
    • 3.4. Non-Standard Use of matres lectionis
    • 3.5. Spelling of Eastern European Proper Nouns and Loanwords
    • 3.6. Spelling of Divine Labels
    • 3.7. Vocalization
    • 3.8. Gershayim
    • 3.9. Punctuation
    • 3.10. Numerals and Dates
  • Chapter 4. Nouns
    • 4.1. Gender
    • 4.2. Number
    • 4.3. Construct
    • 4.4. Articles
    • 4.5. Apposition
    • 4.6. Cognate Accusative
  • Chapter 5. Adjectives
    • 5.1. Plural Suffix -ין
    • 5.2. Comparative Adjectives
    • 5.3. Superlative Adjectives
    • 5.4. Noun-Adjective Concord
    • 5.5. Demonstrative Adjectives
    • 5.6. Indefinite Adjective איזה/איזו
  • Chapter 6. Pronouns
    • 6.1. Independent Personal Pronouns
    • 6.2. Pronominal Suffixes
    • 6.3. Demonstrative Pronouns
    • 6.4. Interrogative Pronouns
    • 6.5. Indefinite Pronouns
    • 6.6. Reflexive Pronouns
    • 6.7. Reciprocal Pronouns
    • 6.8. Relative Pronouns
  • Chapter 7. Numerals
    • 7.1. Paradigm
    • 7.2. Gender
    • 7.3. Number
    • 7.4. Definiteness
    • 7.5. Word Order and State
  • Chapter 8. Verbs
    • 8.1. Qaṭal
    • 8.2. Yiqṭol
    • 8.3. Wayyiqṭol
    • 8.4. Weqaṭal
    • 8.5. Qoṭel
    • 8.6. Periphrastic Constructions
    • 8.7. Volitives
    • 8.8. Infinitives
    • 8.9. Stems
    • 8.10. Root Classes
    • 8.11. Suffixed Verbs
    • 8.12. Gerunds
    • 8.13. Subject-Verb Concord
    • 8.14. Sequence of Tense
  • Chapter 9. Prepositions
    • 9.1. Commonly Attested Prepositions
  • Chapter 10. Adverbs
    • 10.1. Interrogative Adverbs
    • 10.2. Adverbs of Place
    • 10.3. Adverbs of Time
    • 10.4. Adverbs of Manner
  • Chapter 11. Conjunctions
    • 11.1. Coordinating Conjunctions
    • 11.2. Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Chapter 12. Particles, Prefixes, and Suffixes
    • 12.1. Possessive Particles
    • 12.2. אין
    • 12.3. את
    • 12.4. הנה
    • 12.5. יש
    • 12.6. נא
    • 12.7. Directive -ה
    • 12.8. Interrogative ה-
    • 12.9. Interjections
  • Chapter 13. Clauses
    • 13.1. Causal
    • 13.2. Circumstantial
    • 13.3. Comparative
    • 13.4. Complement
    • 13.5. Concessive
    • 13.6. Conditional
    • 13.7. Contrast
    • 13.8. Exceptive
    • 13.9. Interrogative
    • 13.10. Purpose
    • 13.11. Relative
    • 13.12. Result
    • 13.13. Separative
    • 13.14. Temporal
  • Chapter 14. Clause and Sentence Syntax
    • 14.1. Equational Sentences
    • 14.2. Negation
    • 14.3. Constituent Order
  • Chapter 15. Shibbuṣ
    • 15.1. Similarities with Maskilic Hebrew shibbuṣ
    • 15.2. Closely Resembling Biblical Model
    • 15.3. Differences from Biblical Model
  • Chapter 16. Lexis
    • 16.1. Hebrew
    • 16.2. Aramaic
    • 16.3. Yiddish
    • 16.4. Slavic Languages (Russian, Polish, Ukrainian)
    • 16.5. Other Languages
  • Glossaries
    • Terms Deriving from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Yiddish
    • Ashkenazi Personal Names
    • Eastern European Place Names
    • Rebbes and Other Prominent Figures
  • Facsimiles
  • References
    • Primary
    • Secondary
  • Subject Index
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