The expression of material constitution in revival Hebrew

Chanan Ariel*

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This article deals with several constructions used in Hebrew to express material constitution. In Revival Hebrew, there are three different constructions in parallel use, all of which are also documented in earlier strata of Hebrew. These structures will be examined and compared to the former stages of the language and to their equivalents in contact languages. The article discusses the internal influences on these constructions, examines the effect of contact languages and register on the choice of structure, and also briefly compares the situation in Revival Hebrew with the situation in Contemporary Hebrew.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage Contact and the Development of Modern Hebrew
EditorsEdit Doron
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789004302006
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
ISSN (Print)0081-8461


  • Construct state
  • Contact languages
  • Influence of Judeo-Arabic
  • Influence of Yiddish
  • Material constitution
  • Min-phrase
  • Revival of Hebrew
  • Šel-phrase


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