Lutz Eberhard Edzard

Professor - Middle East Studies
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Scholarly interests

– Comparative Semitic and Afroasiatic linguistics

– Hebrew and Arabic (incl. Judeo-Arabic) texts from different periods

– Colometric text analysis

– History of science

– Phonology

– Language in diplomacy

Current teaching portfolio

– BA-Level: Hebrew (2nd year), Akkadian (introductory), Amharic Introductory)

– MA-level: Comparative Semitic linguistics, Semiticist methodology, Hebrew language history, Classical Arabic, Judeo-Arabic

Background

– 1988: MA in Semitic linguistics, University of Munich

– 1992: Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

– 1994-1996: Visiting Fellow, UN, New York

– 1996-2002: lecturer in Semitic linguistics, University of Bonn

– 1999: Habilitation in Semitic linguistics, University of Bonn

– 1999-2000: Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow, University of Oslo

– since 2002: Professor of Semitic linguistics University of Oslo

Editorial responsibilities

– Semitics editor of Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (Harrassowitz)

– Co-editor of online version of Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (Brill)

– Co-editor of Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (online)

– Co-editor of series Porta Linguarum Orientalium (Harrassowitz)

Books

Tags: Middle East, Semitic, Hebrew, Arabic, Language contact

Publications

Polygenesis, Convergence, and Entropy: An Alternative Model of Linguistic Evolution Applied to Semitic Linguistics, 1998, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

Language as a Medium of Legal Norms: Implications of the Use of Arabic as a Language in the United Nations System, 1998, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot

Arabisch, Hebräisch und Amharisch als Sprachen in modernen diplomatischen Dokumenten: Grammatikalische, lexikalische und stilistische Probleme in synchroner und diachroner Perspektive, 2006, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

Current Issues in the Analysis of Semitic Grammar and Lexicon I. Oslo-Göteborg Seminar June 3-4, 2004 (together with Jan Retsö), 2005, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

Current Issues in the Analysis of Semitic Grammar and Lexicon II. Oslo-Göteborg Seminar November 4-5, 2005 (together with Jan Retsö), 2006, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

Grammar as a Window onto Arabic Humanism. A Collection of Articles in Honour of Michael G. Carter (together with Janet Watson), 2006, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

Klassisch-arabische Chrestomathie aus Prosaschriftstellern. 8., neu bearbeitete Auflage (together with Amund Bjørsnøs), 2008, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

la-chshov, but la-chazor? Sonority, Optimality, and the Hebrew Forms primae chet (together with Silje Alvestad), 2009, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

Verbal Festivity in Arabic and other Semitic Languages (together with Stephan Guth), 2010, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

Online Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (together with Rudolf de Jong), 2010–, Leiden: Brill (www.brillonline.nl)

  • Alvestad, Silje Susanne & Edzard, Lutz (2016). Aspect in the Biblical Hebrew imperative from a modern Slavic perspective, In  The Morpho-Syntactic and Lexical Encoding of Tense and Aspect in Semitic.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10622-1.  Chapter 2.  s 22 - 52
  • Alvestad, Silje Susanne & Edzard, Lutz (2015). Aspect in the Slavic and the Biblical Hebrew imperative, In  Arabic and Semitic Linguistics Contextualized.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10422-7.  ch. 18.  s 361 - 390
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Dedication, In  Arabic and Semitic Linguistics Contextualized.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10422-7.  Introduction.  s 9 - 10
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Inner-Semitic loans and lexical doublets vs. genetically related cognates, In  Semitic Languages in Contact.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004300149.  ch..  s 181 - 197
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Zum Verhältnis von Lehnbildung und genetischer Verwandtschaft im Semitischen, I:  Neue Beiträge zur Semitistik. Fünftes Treffen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Semitistik in der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft vom 15.–17. Februar 2012 an der Universität Basel.  Ugarit-Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-86835-163-7.  ch. 1.  s 19 - 33
  • Johannessen, Janne Bondi & Edzard, Lutz (2015). Coordinated clause structures in Scandinavian and Semitic involving a finite verb form and an infinitive, In  Arabic and Semitic Linguistics Contextualized.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10422-7.  ch. 25.  s 486 - 505
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Complex predicates and Circumstantial Clause Combining (CCC): Serial verbs and converbs in a comparative Semitic perspective, In  Strategies of Clause Linking in Semitic Languages. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages, Kivik, Sweden, 5-7 August 2012.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10312-1.  kapittel.  s 207 - 230
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Hebrew and Hebrew-Yiddish terms and expressions in contemporary Gerrman: some (socio-)linguistic observations, In  Proceedings of the Oslo-Austin Workshop in Semitic Linguistics. Oslo, May 23 and 24, 2013.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10227-8.  7.  s 127 - 143
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Logic, interrogation and negation: the case of Classical Arabic, In  Arab and Arabic Linguistics: Traditional and New Theoretical Approaches.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780198744542.  kapittel.  s 103 - 113
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Oralité et écriture : les ṭəʿå̄ mīm comme représentation prosodique de la structure morpho-syntaxique de la Bible hébraïque , I:  Oralité et écriture dans la Bible et le Coran.  Presses Universitaires d'Aix, Marseille.  ISBN 978-2-85399-965-6.  2.  s 41 - 52
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). The epexegetical genitive in Semitic and the _suura_ titles in the Qur'aan, In  From Tur Abdin to Hadramawt. Semitic Studies. Festschrift in Honour of Bo Isaksson on the occasion of his retirement.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10265-0.  kapittel.  s 49 - 58
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). The finite-infinite dichotomy in a comparative Semitic perspective, In  Explorations in Ethiopian Linguistics: Complex Predicates, Finiteness and Interrogativity.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10214-8.  kapittel.  s 205 - 223
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Compound nominals, In  Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-04-17642-3.  Vol. 1.  s 516 - 521
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Emphatic consonants, In  Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-04-17642-3.  Vol. 1.  s 819 - 820
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Generative phonology, Biblical Hebrew, In  Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-04-17642-3.  Vol. 3.  s 130 - 134
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Genitive, In  Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-04-17642-3.  Vol. 2.  s 44 - 47
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Hebrew, Arabic: A Comparative View, In  A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations. From the Origins to the Present Day.  Princeton University Press.  ISBN 9780691151274.  Chapter II.  s 653 - 663
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Hébreu, arabe: un comparatisme, I:  Histoire des relations entre juifs et musulmans des origines à nos jours.  Éditions Albin Michel.  ISBN 978-2-226-24851-0.  chapitre II.  s 653 - 663
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Optimality Theory, Biblical Hebrew, In  Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-04-17642-3.  Vol. 3.  s 134 - 138
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Semitic and Arabic philology and linguistics in the 20th and 21st centuries: the modern evolution and re-emergence of an academic subject. Orientierungen.  ISSN 0936-4099.  2, s 48- 66
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). The philological approach to Arabic grammar, In  The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-976413-6.  7.  s 165 - 184
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Zu einer Jibbali-vergleichend-semitischen Wortliste in arabischer Schrift, I:  Nicht nur mit Engelszungen. Beiträge zur semitischen Dialektologie.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06926-7.  9.  s 87 - 94
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Elements of Diglossia in Biblical Hebrew and in Modern Hebrew, In  High vs. Low and Mixed Varieties. Domains, Status, and Function across Time and Languages.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06696-9.  ch. 6.  s 109 - 122
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Genetische, typologische und religionsvermittelte Sprachverwandtschaft: das Arabische in einer vergleichenden linguistischen Perspektive. Folia Orientalia.  ISSN 0015-5675.  49, s 165- 178
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Introduction: Semitic and Afroasiatic, In  Semitic and Afroasiatic: Challenges and Opportunities.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06695-2.  Introduction.  s 23 - 58
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Linguistic and cultural features of an Iraqi Judeo-Arabic text of the _qiSaS al-'anbiyaa'_ genre, In  Middle Arabic and Mixed Arabic: Diachrony and Synchrony.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004222298.  x.  s 83 - 94
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). On the use of the terms "anti-)Semitic" and "(anti-)Zionist" in modern Middle Eastern discourse. Orientalia Suecana.  ISSN 0078-6578.  61, s 13- 19
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). The hypotaxis-parataxis dichotomy and elliptic conditional clauses in Semitic, In  Language and Nature: Papers presented to John Huehnergard on the occasion of his 60th birthday.  The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.  ISBN 978-1-885923-91-2.  2..  s 13 - 25
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Biblical Hebrew, In  Semitic Languages. An International Handbook.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-018613-0.  22.  s 480 - 514
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Die SIG7.ALAN=_Nabniitu_-Liste und das Konzept der semitischen Wurzel. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft.  ISSN 0341-0137.  161(161), s 17- 37
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Die _'iDaafa ghayr Haqiiqiiya_ der _na9t sababii_ und die _enallagé (hypallagé) adjectivi_: Ein typologischer Vergleich, I:  Orientalistische Studien zu Sprache und Literatur. Festgabe zum 65. Geburtstag von Werner Diem.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06481-1.  1.  s 9 - 20
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Language Contact between Arabic and Modern European Languages, In  Semitic Languages. An International Handbook.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-018613-0.  61.  s 1022 - 1032
  • Edzard, Lutz & Diem, Werner (2011). Ein unhöflicher Brief und liebliche Verse. Ein Genizadokument des 11.-12. Jahrhunderts n.Chr. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft.  ISSN 0341-0137.  161(2), s 265- 304
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Annexation, In  Online Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-900-4-14973-1.  Lemma.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Formulaic language, In  Online Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-900-4-14973-1.  new lemma.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Injunctive protases and the grammaticalisation of elliptic conditional clauses in Semitic, In  Verbal Festivity in Arabic and Other Semitic Languages. Proceedings of the Workshop at the Universitätsclub Bonn on 16 January, 2009.  Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06239-8.  xx.  s 74 - 93
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Lemma "Affixation", In  Online Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-900-4-14973-1.  lemma.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Lemma "Conditional clause", In  Online Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-900-4-14973-1.  lemma.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Lemma "Conjugation", In  Online Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-900-4-14973-1.  lemma.

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  • Edzard, Lutz (2016). The Morpho-Syntactic and Lexical Encoding of Tense and Aspect in Semitic. Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10622-1.  242 s.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Arabic and Semitic Linguistics Contextualized. Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10422-7.  576 s.
  • Edzard, Lutz & Huehnergard, John (2014). Proceedings of the Oslo-Austin Workshop in Semitic Linguistics. Oslo, May 23 and 24, 2013. Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-10227-8.  162 s.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Semitic and Afroasiatic: Challenges and Opportunities. Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06695-2.  414 s.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor & Edzard, Lutz (2012). High vs. Low and Mixed Varieties. Domains, Status, and Function across Time and Languages. Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06696-9.  210 s.
  • Edzard, Lutz & Guth, Stephan (2010). Verbal Festivity in Arabic and Other Semitic Languages. Proceedings of the Workshop at the Universitätsclub Bonn on 16 January, 2009. Harrassowitz Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-447-06239-8.  115 s.

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  • Edzard, Lutz (2016). Experiencer constructions and impersonal verbs in Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). 5000 Jahre Semitische Sprachen und Europa.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Chances and problems with the morpho-syntactic analysis of the Qurʾān, especially reading variants (qirāʾāt), in a colometric representation. Wolfgang Richter in memoriam.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Experiencer constructions and the resultative function of impersonal verbs in Ethio-Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Experiencer verbs and impersonal constructions in Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Introduction: What is a Jewish language?.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). On the role of South Arabian and Ethio-Semitic within a comparative Semitic lexicographical project.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). On the role of South Arabian within a comparative Semitic lexicographical project.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Review of Georges Bohas and Karim Bachmar. 2013. _Les étymons en arabe: Analyse formelle et sémantique._ Beirut: Dar el-Machreq Éditeurs. Journal of the American Oriental Society.  ISSN 0003-0279.  3, s 4- 4
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Review of Kartveit, Magnar. 2013. Rejoice Zion! Hebrew Construct Phrases with "Daughter" and "Virgin" as Nomen Regens". Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter. Teologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 1893-0263.  s 107- 109
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). The importance of Arabic grammatical theory for the understanding of case in modern linguistic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Verboide im Semitischen im Lichte neuerer Kasustheorie.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Verboids and case marking in Semitic: the marking of the dependent case in different varieties of Hebrew, Arabic, and Ethio-Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Verboids and shift in case marking in Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Verboids in Semitic in the light of modern case theory.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2015). Yiddishe kinder: Yiddish between Middle High German, Hebrew, and Slavic.
  • Edzard, Lutz & Johannessen, Janne Bondi (2015). Coordinated clause structures in Scandinavian and Semitic involving a finite verb form and an infinitive.
  • Alvestad, Silje Susanne & Edzard, Lutz (2014). Aspect in the Slavic and the Biblical Hebrew imperative.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). 5 Gjesteforelesninger: Semitic and Afroasiatic; The finite-infinite dichotomy; Compounding in ancient and modern Semitic; Guttural phonology; Root structure and noun patterns.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Arabic grammatical theory and marked nominative constructions in Afroasiatic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Coordination of finite verb forms with infinitives: a comparison of Semitic and Scandinavian structures.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Reflections on the root r-ḥ-m.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). Review of Orfali, Bilal (ed.). 2011. In the Shadow of Arabic: The Centrality of Language to Arabic Culture. Studies presented to Ramzi Baalbaki on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. Leiden/Boston: Brill. Orientalistische Literaturzeitung.  ISSN 0030-5383.  109(3), s 238- 239
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). The _mas'ala zunbuuriiya_ and the marked nominative in Semitic and Afroasiatic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). "allaḏī al-maṣdarīya" in a comparative Semitic and in a typological perspective.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2014). المفردات العربية والسامية في إطار معجم الدوحة التاريخي للغة العربية.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Arabic allaḏī / illi as subordinators: an alternative perspective.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Der "epexegetische" Genitiv im Spannungsfeld von Annexion und Apposition.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Inner-Semitic loans/lexical doublets vs. genetically related cognates in Arabic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Munaxim u-vituyim 'idiyomatiyim 'ivriyim-yidiyim be-germanit bat-zmanenu.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). On the terms "Zionist", "anti-Zionist", "Semitic", and "anti-Semitic" in modern Middle Eastern and Western discourse.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). Once more on the multifunctionality of Arabic _illi_.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2013). "What constitutes a 'loanword' in Semitic?".
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Bibelhebraisk og moderne hebraisk.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Circumstantial Clause Combining in Amharic: the converb in a comparative and typological perspective.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Hebrew and Yiddish elements in contemporary German.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Rezension von Aoun, J., Elabbas Benmamoun, E. und Choueiri, L. 2010 The Syntax of Arabic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Orientalistische Literaturzeitung.  ISSN 0030-5383.  107(6), s 399- 400
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Rezension von Georgine Ayoub & Jérôme Lentin (eds.). 2008. Linguistique arabe. Paris: Cahiers de linguistique de l'INALCO. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft.  ISSN 0341-0137.  162(1), s 212- 214
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). The finite-infinite dichotomy in a comparative Semitic perspective.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Verbal hendiadys, serial verbs, converbs, and the finite-infinite dichotomy in Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). Zum Verhältnis von Lehnbildung und genetischer Verwandtschaft im Semitischen.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2012). “mā 'aqra'u ? why is a comparative Semiticist perspective useful for understanding Arabic”.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Borrowing and skewed correspondences: implications for phonological reconstruction in Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Circumstantial Qualifiers in Semitic: The Case of Arabic and Hebrew. Journal of the American Oriental Society.  ISSN 0003-0279.  131(2), s 327- 329
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Compounding in ancient and modern Semitic: morpho-syntactic and semantic considerations.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Logic, interrogation, and negation: the case of Classical Arabic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). On the logical and etymological connection between interrogation markers and negation markers in Arabic and wider Semitic.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Review of Isaksson, Bo et al. (eds.). Circumstantial Qualifiers in Semitic: The Case of Arabic and Hebrew. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Journal of the American Oriental Society.  ISSN 0003-0279.  131(2), s 327- 329
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Rezension von Djamel Kouloughli: Le résumé de la grammaire arabe par Zamakhsharii. Texte, traduction et commentaires. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft.  ISSN 0341-0137.  161(1), s 163- 164
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Rezension von Peled, Yishai. 2009. Sentence Types and Word Order Patterns. Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Leiden: Brill. Orientalistische Literaturzeitung.  ISSN 0030-5383.  106(3), s 205- 206
  • Edzard, Lutz (2011). Semitic and Afroasiatic: Challenges and Opportunities.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Det tiberiske aksentsystemet som prosodisk representasjon av syntaktisk struktur.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Elements of Diglossia in Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Les te'amim comme représentation prosodique de la structure morpho-syntaxique de l'Ancient Testament.
  • Edzard, Lutz (2010). Mikhtav 'arvi-'ivri me-'osef ha-papirusim be-Heidelberg.

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