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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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VOWEL QUANTITY AND STRESS IN JEWISH LITERARY ARAMAIC

S.P. Harrison.

in Journal of Semitic Studies

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Middle Eastern Languages; Literary Studies - World; Biblical Studies. 0 words.

Semiticists recognize that pre-modern Northwest Semitic languages had vowel quantity distinctions, but disagree regarding whether quantity was lexical or was predictable from factors like...

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The Parrot as Paramour: Yourcenar's Amant Vert

Emma Herdman.

in French Studies

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 6175 words.

This article argues that Marguerite Yourcenar's reference in L'Œuvre au noir to l'Amant Vert, the pet parrot belonging to Marguerite d'Autriche, should be read as contributing to the...

The Copular Clause in Jewish Zakho Neo-Aramaic

Eran Cohen.

in Journal of Semitic Studies

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Middle Eastern Languages; Literary Studies - World; Biblical Studies. 0 words.

This is a description of the complex behaviour and interrelationships of the copular system in Zakho. Substantival and adverbial rhemes, compound tenses (perfect and progressive), as well...

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Ruse and Reappropriation in the French Eighteenth Century: La Philosophie des vapeurs by C.-J. de B. de paumerelle

Sabine Arnaud.

in French Studies

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 7195 words.

Paumerelle's La Philosophie des vapeurs is composed of letters written by a Marquise on the art and use of the vapours, presenting them as an essential tool for any aristocrat worthy of her...

On the Stylistic Variation in the Quranic Genre

Hussein Abdul-Raof.

in Journal of Semitic Studies

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Middle Eastern Languages; Literary Studies - World; Biblical Studies. 0 words.

Stylistic variation is one of the intriguing linguistic problems of Quranic discourse. It deals with sentences that are structurally similar, yet they are stylistically and semantically...

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