We present in this chapter some basic linguistic facts about Semitic languages, covering orthography, morphology, and syntax. We focus on Arabic (both standard and dialectal), Ethiopian languages (specifically, Amharic), Hebrew, Maltese and Syriac. We conclude the chapter with a contrastive analysis of some of these phenomena across the various languages.
|Title of host publication||Natural Language Processing of Semitic Languages|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Heidelberg|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||39|
|State||Published - 2014|