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Who Owns The Biblical Past? We All Can, Morag Kersel 2010 DePaul University

Who Owns The Biblical Past? We All Can, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Maitland’S ‘Mesa’ Reassessed: A Late Prehistoric Cemetery In The Eastern Badia, Jordan, Yorke Rowan, Gary Rollefson, Morag Kersel 2010 University of Chicago

Maitland’S ‘Mesa’ Reassessed: A Late Prehistoric Cemetery In The Eastern Badia, Jordan, Yorke Rowan, Gary Rollefson, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


In Praise Of Pots, Morag Kersel 2010 DePaul University

In Praise Of Pots, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“The Spoils of War,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (story about war and corruption in the North Caucasus, with critical introduction comparing the Chechen war to the Palestinian conflict) 82 (2011): 35-42.


Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing 27 (3): 94-96.


Pausal Phonology And Morpheme Realization, John J. McCarthy 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Pausal Phonology And Morpheme Realization, John J. Mccarthy

John J. McCarthy

Revised December 2009

Classical Arabic has complex phonological alternations affecting words in utterance-final position, traditionally called "pause". All pausal forms end in a heavy syllable, but the ways of achieving this result are both diverse and subject to both phonological and morphological conditioning. This chapter argues that an adequate analysis of Arabic's pausal phonology requires a derivational version of Optimality Theory, called Harmonic Serialism, in which morpheme spell-out is interleaved with phonological processes.


5 Writing Trouble Spots For Esl Students Of Arabic, Lina Gomaa-Moulds 2010 Portland State University

5 Writing Trouble Spots For Esl Students Of Arabic, Lina Gomaa-Moulds

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

Teaching writing to ESL learners has many challenges. Almost everybody knows that students’ first language affect their learning of the target language, in this case English. But, not everybody can really realize how far the first language can affect the learner’s English writing. ESL teachers must study about other first languages of their students to comprehend why the students are making certain mistakes and repeating them. During teaching English to Arabic speakers, there are five common mistakes they make while writing; no surprise, its due to effect of their first language. I will explore the five of them who ...


5 Writing Trouble Spots For Esl Students Of Arabic, Lina Gomaa-Moulds 2010 Portland State University

5 Writing Trouble Spots For Esl Students Of Arabic, Lina Gomaa-Moulds

Lina Gomaa-Moulds

Teaching writing to ESL learners has many challenges. Almost everybody knows that students’ first language affect their learning of the target language, in this case English. But, not everybody can really realize how far the first language can affect the learner’s English writing. ESL teachers must study about other first languages of their students to comprehend why the students are making certain mistakes and repeating them. During teaching English to Arabic speakers, there are five common mistakes they make while writing; no surprise, its due to effect of their first language. I will explore the five of them who ...


The Rhetoric Of Architecture And Memory Of The Holy Sepulchre In Byzantium, Jelena Bogdanović 2010 East Carolina University

The Rhetoric Of Architecture And Memory Of The Holy Sepulchre In Byzantium, Jelena Bogdanović

Jelena Bogdanović

The actual physical appearance of the Anastasis‐Golgotha complex in Jerusalem during Byzantine times is not documented archaeologically. The extent and significance of the Byzantine interventions between the seventh and eleventh centuries, after the destructions by the Persians, from earthquakes, and devastating fire set by the Caliph al‐Hākim in 1009, remain understudied. Presumably, after each destruction the first structure restored for veneration was the major locus sanctus, the Holy Sepulchre. Because it is doubtful that the Byzantines kept records on the architectural design of the Holy Sepulchre, their reconstructions were not based on a definite pictorial scheme, but rather ...


Veiled Women In The American Courtroom: Is The Niqab A Barrier To Justice?, Anita L. Allen 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Veiled Women In The American Courtroom: Is The Niqab A Barrier To Justice?, Anita L. Allen

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

U.S. courts and policy-makers have recently authorized laws and practices that interfere with the wearing of religious modesty attire that conceals the hair or face in contexts such as courtroom testimony or driver’s license issuance. For example, in response to a court’s dismissal of the case of a woman who refused to remove her niqab in the courtroom, the Michigan Supreme Court decided that judges can exercise “reasonable control” over the appearance of courtroom parties. But what degree of control over religious attire is reasonable? The Constitution will not allow a blanket niqab removal policy based on ...


Modeling The Mechanics Of Temple Production In The Middle Kingdom: An Investigation Of The Shena Of Divine Offerings Adjacent To The Mortuary Temple Of Senwosret Iii At Abydos, Egypt, Vanessa E. Smith 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Modeling The Mechanics Of Temple Production In The Middle Kingdom: An Investigation Of The Shena Of Divine Offerings Adjacent To The Mortuary Temple Of Senwosret Iii At Abydos, Egypt, Vanessa E. Smith

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

During the Middle Kingdom, the term Sna or shena, was used by the ancient Egyptians to denote a food production area, primarily of bread and beer, which was attached to religious institutions. As a production area, the shena represented a place of pivotal importance in the economic structure of the Egyptian temple as a producer of divine offerings, wages and pensions for temple personnel, and as a taxpayer to the Egyptian state. In theory, every temple would have had a shena to provide for its cultic and economic needs. Although there are thousands of temples identified archaeologically from ancient Egypt ...


Some Middle Eastern Breads, Their Characteristics And Their Production, Shirin Pourafshar, Padmanaban Krishnan, Kurt A. Rosentrater 2010 South Dakota State University

Some Middle Eastern Breads, Their Characteristics And Their Production, Shirin Pourafshar, Padmanaban Krishnan, Kurt A. Rosentrater

Kurt A. Rosentrater

In Middle Eastern countries, there are many traditional products which are made from wheat; bread is the most important one, and it is eaten with almost every kind of food. The goals of this study are to 1) in general, review major types of breads in the Middle East, and 2) specifically discuss Iranian breads. There are four major Iranian flat breads; all of these are fundamentally the same, and the dough in all of them consists of water, yeast, baking powder, and wheat flour, but they also have some ingredients which are specific to each product. The first of ...


Endings In Short Biblical Narratives, Susan B. Zeelander 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Endings In Short Biblical Narratives, Susan B. Zeelander

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Abstract

ENDINGS IN SHORT BIBLICAL NARRATIVES

Susan Zeelander

Professor Jeffrey H. Tigay

There has been much study of the narrative aspects of the Bible in recent years, but the ends of biblical narratives—how the ends contribute to closure for their stories, whether there are closural conventions that biblical writers regularly used, in what ways the ending strategies affect the whole narrative—have not been studied. Knowledge of closural conventions can address these questions and even whether biblical writers used them intuitively or intentionally. This dissertation is the first thorough study of the ends of biblical narratives; its prime data ...


Spatial Erasure: Reconstruction Projects In Beirut, Marwan Ghandour, Mona Fawaz 2010 Iowa State University

Spatial Erasure: Reconstruction Projects In Beirut, Marwan Ghandour, Mona Fawaz

Architecture Publications

Often associated with processes of healing, postwar re-construction projects may be less related to the pre-destruction phase than to the actual act of destruction. This, at least, is what the Lebanese case suggests. In this essay, we argue that the spatial erasure initiated by war destruction is consolidated during postwar reconstruction. We developed this argument by analyzing two of the main postwar reconstruction projects that have marked Beirut’s urbanization since the end of its civil war in 1990. The first project, the reconstruction of Beirut’s downtown, was undertaken starting 1994 by a private real-estate company, Solidere [1], extends ...


Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

"Light of the Ancestors" is excerpted from the Ingush writer Idris Bazorkin's novel, Dark Ages.


Evening Prayers (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Evening Prayers (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

"Evening Prayers" is a stand-alone translation from the Ingush writer Idris Bazorkin's novel, Dark Ages (Iz Tmy Vekov, 1963).


Book Review—Alexei Lidov, Hierotopy: Spatial Icons And Images-Paradigms In Byzantine Culture., Jelena Bogdanović 2010 East Carolina University

Book Review—Alexei Lidov, Hierotopy: Spatial Icons And Images-Paradigms In Byzantine Culture., Jelena Bogdanović

Jelena Bogdanović

After founding the Research Centre for Eastern Christian Culture in Moscow in 1991, the historian and theoretician of art Alexei Lidov has embarked vigorously into pioneering multidisciplinary and phenomenological research of relics and miraculous icons that are, arguably, the most fascinating and controversial objects within Christianity.


Translation Recognition In Learners Of Arabic, Alia K. Biller 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Translation Recognition In Learners Of Arabic, Alia K. Biller

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

The current study explored the role of phonology in the processing of Arabic words in native English speakers learning Arabic. Previous research demonstrates that three factors play a role in the mental processing of multiple languages: orthography, phonology, and semantics. Cognate studies have revealed that orthography is not the most important factor, but the roles of phonology and semantics are still indistinguishable from one another. The current study utilized phonologically-embedded English words within Arabic words at three different points in the word, beginning, middle, and end, to determine the role of phonology separate from that of semantics (e.g., [written ...


The First Islamist Republic: Development And Disintegration Of Islamism In The Sudan (Review), Heather J. Sharkey 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The First Islamist Republic: Development And Disintegration Of Islamism In The Sudan (Review), Heather J. Sharkey

Departmental Papers (NELC)

In this careful and engagingly written analysis of Hasan al-Turabi's decade in power, Abdullahi A. Gallab concludes that the experience of Sudan during the "first Islamist republic" (1989-99) serves as a warning against "ideological entrapments" (p. 167) of all kinds, and leads to the "realization that Islamism, like all other isms, can be and should be contested" (p. ix). Drawing upon extensive interviews with Sudanese Islamists, as well as upon Arabic and English studies, Gallab summarizes the Islamist experiment in dismal terms. He variously calls it a "reign of terror," a "trauma," a source of "despair," "an open-ended system ...


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