Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

Edited by: Geoffrey Khan
Associate editors: Shmuel Bolozky, Steven Fassberg, Gary A. Rendsburg, Aaron D. Rubin, Ora R. Schwarzwald, Tamar Zewi

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.

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Author(s): Danon, Gabi
The term ‘determiner’ denotes various kinds of elements—articles, quantifiers, numerals, and demonstratives—whose semantic function is to specify the referential or quantificational properties of a noun phrase. Syntactically and morphologically, it is a very heterogeneous category, and it is not obvious that all these items actually do in fact belong under a single category label. Determiners in Modern Hebrew are optional; bare nouns are fully grammatical in both argument and non-argument positions. The majority of determiners in Modern Hebrew prec…
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