HEB 321 • HEBREW GRAMMAR
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
The course explores phonology, morphology, and syntax of Hebrew, with emphasis on functional Hebrew grammar. For the drills, various texts are used, ranging from the Bible to modern newspaper articles and literary works. The part on Hebrew phonology consists of a detailed survey of the consonants and vowels, followed by a general study of vocalization rules, aimed at training the students in vocalizing and improving their sense of proper pronunciation and recognition of phonological variants. The larger part of the course is devoted to the study of Hebrew morphology. After learning noun patterns and the inflection of prepositions, a detailed study of the verb system trains the students in identifying verb forms as well as conjugating the various types of roots. .
Homework: 40%; Midterm exam 20%; Final exam 20%; Class participation: 20%
A course packet E. Coffin and S. Bolozky, A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew, Cambridge, 2005