Language processing and acquisition in languages of Semitic, root-based, morphology


Published by Benjamins in Amsterdam .
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Joseph Shimron.
LC ClassificationsPJ
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 392 p. :
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22542102M
ISBN 10902722496X


In 2003, James Tyler Kent published a groundbreaking book titled "Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-Based, Morphology." This book explores the intricacies of language processing and acquisition specifically in Semitic languages. The book dives deep into the unique characteristics of Semitic languages, which are known for their root-based morphology.

The Semitic Language Family

The Semitic language family includes several ancient and modern languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, and Tigrinya. One common feature of these languages is their reliance on a root system, where words are constructed from a combination of consonantal roots and morphological patterns.

Root-Based Morphology

The root-based morphology of Semitic languages involves manipulating the consonantal roots by adding various patterns and affixes to indicate different grammatical features. This structure poses unique challenges for language processing and acquisition, as learners must not only grasp the meanings of individual roots but also understand the various patterns and affixes associated with them.

Key Topics Explored

Kent's book delves into various aspects of language processing and acquisition in Semitic languages. The following topics are explored in detail:

  • The role of roots in word formation
  • Morphological patterns and their grammatical functions
  • Typical semantic relationships between roots and derived words
  • Processing strategies used by native speakers of Semitic languages
  • Challenges faced in second language acquisition of Semitic languages

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James Tyler Kent's "Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-Based, Morphology" offers valuable insights into the unique language processing and acquisition challenges posed by Semitic languages. Whether you are a linguistics enthusiast or a student of Semitic languages, this book provides a comprehensive exploration of the topic. Download a free copy or read it online to enhance your understanding of Semitic languages.