Atlas of the Arabic dialects of galilee (Israel): With some data for adjacent areas

Peter Behnstedt, Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages482
ISBN (Electronic)9789004411395
ISBN (Print)9789004410664
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameHandbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1, The Near and Middle East
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
ISSN (Print)0169-9423

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The “Northern Israeli Sprachatlas” project1 was initiated in 1996 with Rafael Talmon, his assistant at the time Aharon Geva-Kleinberger, both from the University of Haifa, Peter Behnstedt and Otto Jastrow from Heidelberg University. Previous fieldwork had already begun in summer 1995. The project was financed by the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF). The atlas was intended as something completely new, namely a “speaking dialect atlas”. The plan was to carry out research in all the Arabic-speaking villages of Northern Israel in order to produce a printed traditional dialect atlas, a collection of texts, a glossary and, at the same time, a digital atlas (not a dialectometri-cal one) where you just needed a mouse-click on one of the points of investigation and then accessed information on the village or town, including pictures of the place (photos, videos), statistical information (number of inhabitants, religion, etc.), local traditions, local music, and, of course, recordings of the village’s dialect(s) accompanied by transcriptions, and the like. Talmon, the Israeli head of the project, was particularly interested in this part of the project and discussed it with IT experts at the time. This part of the project has never been realised. The project ended in 1998, but resumed thereafter through financing from the ISF (Israeli Science Foundation) with the cooperation of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Simon Hopkins, Aryeh Levin and Ori Shachmon),2 and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Roni Henkin).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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