The Subgrouping of the Semitic Languages

Aaron D. Rubin

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The Semitic languages have enjoyed a long tradition of linguistic study, and remain one of the most widely studied of the world's language families. The large amount of scholarship that is generated on both the ancient and modern languages continues to have an effect on our understanding of the internal subgrouping of the Semitic family. Unfortunately, for both the specialist and non-specialist, reliable and up-to-date treatments of this topic are not easily found. This article will survey the current views on Semitic subgrouping and highlight recent scholarship on the issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-102
Number of pages24
JournalLinguistics and Language Compass
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Linguistics and Language


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