Neo-Aramaic Dialectology: Jews, Christians, and Mandaeans (Research Group Conference)

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Date: 
Wed, 26/06/2013 to Thu, 27/06/2013

ORGANIZERS:

Steven Fassberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Simon Hopkins, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hezy Mutzafi, Tel Aviv University

 

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The conference aims to document the still varieties of endangered Neo-Aramaic, which will become extinct in a generation or two. A rich array of topics relating to Neo-Aramaic will be discussed, including lectures presenting data and details of previously undocumented Neo-Aramaic dialects, both Jewish, Christian, and Mandaean, as well as talks focusing on diverse aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon and etymology, neologisms, language contact and borrowing, literary vs. spoken language, poetry vs. prose, and translation technique.

 

SPEAKERS:

Oz Aloni, Cambridge
Werner Arnold, Heidelberg
Alessandra Barotto, Turin
Eleanor Coghill, Konstanz
Eran Cohen, Jerusalem
Alinda Damsma,  London
Kathrin Egger, Cambridge
Steve Fassberg, Jerusalem
Samuel Ethan Fox, Chicago
Gideon Goldenberg, Jerusalem
Ariel Gutman, Konstanz
Charles Häberl, New Brunswick
Simon Hopkins, Jerusalem
Otto Jastrow, Tallinn
Olga Kapeliuk, Jerusalem
Geoffrey Khan, Cambridge
Nineb Lamassu, Cambridge
Sergey Loesov, Moscow
Alexey Lyavdansky, Moscow
Alessandro Mengozzi, Turin
Matthew Morgenstern, Haifa
Hazy Mutzafi, Tel Aviv
Lidia Napiorkowska, Cambridge
Yona Sabar, Los Angeles
Shabo Talay, Bergen
Aziz Tezel, Gothenburg
Sina Tezel, Uppsala

 

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