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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2010


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42311 M
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
BEN 1.104

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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.


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