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4th Edition

Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar

ISBN 9781138809215
Published October 23, 2015 by Routledge
372 Pages

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Book Description

This new edition of Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Hebrew as used by contemporary native speakers of the language.

It presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. The Grammar aims to serve as a reference source for the learner and user of Hebrew irrespective of level, by setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections that are clear and free from jargon.

It is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Features of this new edition include:

• Much expanded coverage of a large part of the syntax and morphology

• Reformulation and clarification of many details

• Enrichment of the vocabulary to mirror the digital and Internet age.

Table of Contents

Preface Glossary Hebrew grammatical terminology LEVEL ONE Masculine and feminine, singular and plural Agreement The inflections of the verb The passive binyanim: NIF’AL, HUF’AL, PU’AL Embedded clauses LEVEL TWO Special root-types Noun types (noun mishkalim) Adjective types (adjective mishkalim) Constructs and possessives Numerals Comparatives Adverbials More negatives Exercises Vocabulary for exercises Key to exercises Index

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Lewis Glinert is Professor of Hebrew at Dartmouth College.