Medieval Studies

Na'ama Pat-El

Associate ProfessorPh.D.- 2008, Harvard University

Na'ama Pat-El



Comparative Semitic Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Languages in Contact, Linguistic Methodology


MDV 392M • Syriac

41385 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am GDC 6.202
(also listed as MEL 380C)

Taught in English. Syriac is a Late Antique dialect of Aramaic, which is still used today in the Syriac orthodox church. It was once spoken over much of the middle east. Texts in this language are essential to the study of early Christianity on the region. This course covers the essentials of grammar needed for reading Ugaritic texts and concludes by reading texts from several genres. Prerequisites: familiarity with another Semitic language.Texts

Course book: J. F. Coakley, Robinson's Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar, OUP.


Participation, preparation and assignments 40%Mid Term 30%Final 30%

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