A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew provides a clearly-structured and accessible guide to all aspects of contemporary Hebrew grammar. Systematically organised, it presents the basic structures of the language, looking at grammatical categories, phrases, expressions, and the construction of clauses and sentences. Drawing on their extensive experience of teaching Hebrew to English-speaking students, the authors also provide a wide range of examples to illustrate each point, and introduce in a clear and accessible way the writing and pronunciation of the language, its punctuation rules, and its use in context. Wherever possible, equivalent Hebrew terminology is given to facilitate students' use of Hebrew language textbooks. Specialised linguistic terminology is kept to a minimum, and verb and noun tables are provided as well as a comprehensive index of terms, making this both a useful teaching resource and an easy-to-use reference tool for those wishing to look up specific details of the language.
1. Preliminary discussion; 2. Writing and pronunciation; 3. The verb system; 4. Verb pattern groups; 5. The noun system; 6. Pronouns; 7. Numerals; 8. Adjectives; 9. Adverbs; 10. Particles; 11. Noun phrases; 12. Verb phrases; 13. Modal verbs and expressions; 14. Clauses and sentences; 15. Language in context; Appendix 1. Verb tables; Appendix 2. Noun tables; Appendix 3. Punctuation rules; Appendix 4. Rules for Ktiv male; Index of terms.
Edna Coffin is Professor Emerita of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Shmuel Bolozky is Professor of Hebrew at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Reviews for Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew
'Anyone who wants a solid reference book for Hebrew grammar would benefit from this book. ... the authors provide numerous examples in illustrating their teaching points. Whenever possible [they] provide Hebrew terminology alongside the English terms to help students benefit more from this textbook. ... overall I would recommend [it], since there seems to be no better Hebrew reference grammar which has a better value than this one.' SIL Electronic Book Reviews