Language Contact and the Development of Modern Hebrew by Edit Doron (ed.)

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A hypothesis is put forward according to which the demonstrative ze has acquired its new function under the influence of Slavic contact languages. Keywords predicate nominal sentences – Hebrew – Slavic – copula Introduction In this article, I discuss the lexical item ze ‘this’ in Modern Hebrew, especially its occurrence in predicate nominal sentences. I argue that the use of ze as a copula-like element in predicate nominals, as well as, plausibly, its occurrence in pseudoclefts and clefts, is a result of contact with Slavic languages.

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