MES 381 • SEMITIC LINGUISTICS
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
An introduction to the main issues in the historical and comparative grammar of the Semitic languages. The course will begin with an overview of the major Semitic languages, both ancient and modern. Topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and dialectology will be considered. Reading for the class will consist of an online course outline and representative journal articles and book chapters. Students will also pursue a research topic, and present their findings in class and in a research paper.
Completion of assigned readings and participation in class discussion: 20% Midterm exam: 20% Research paper: 30% Final exam: 30%
The texts for this course will be available online or at PCL.