Ariel Shisha-Halevy Ariel Shisha-Halevy, Ph.D.

Born 1945, Haifa; Ph.D. 1973, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Lecturer 1973; Senior Lecturer 1978; Associate Professor 1984; Professor 1987; Member, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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  1. 1972: The Circumstantial Sentence in Shenoute's Coptic (Hebrew, English summary: Hebrew University Ph.D. Dissertation)
  2. 1973: “Apodotic efswtm: a Hitherto Unnoticed, Late Coptic Tripartite Conjugation Form and its Diachronic Perspective”, Le Muséon 85:455-466
  3. 1974: “Protatic efswtm: a Hitherto Unnoticed Coptic Tripartite Conjugation Form and its Diachronic Connections”, Orientalia 43:369-381
  4. 1975a:The Coptic Circumstantial Present with an Empty (Impersonal) Actor Suffix”, JEA 61:256-257
  5. 1975b: “Two New Shenoute Texts from the British Library”, Orientalia 44:149-185, Plates ix-x (introduction, texts, translation)
  6. 1975c: “Two New Shenoute Texts: Grammatical-Phraseological Commentary”, Orientalia 44:469-484
  7. 1975d: “Unpublished Shenoutiana in the British Library”, Enchoria 5:53 -108, Plates 9-30 (introduction, texts, translation)
  8. 1976a: “Unpublished Shenoutiana: Grammatical-Phraseological Commentary”, Enchoria 6:29-62
  9. 1976b: “Akhmimoïd Features in Shenoute's Idiolect”, Le Muséon 89:353-366
  10. 1976c:The Coptic Circumstantial Present as a Substantival Relative”, JEA 62:134-137
  11. 1977a: “Protatic efswtm: Additional Material”, Orientalia 46:127-128
  12. 1977b: “Bohairic twoun: a Case of Lexemic Grammaticalization”, Enchoria 7:109-113
  13. 1977c: “tw etw : the Shenoutean Idiom and its Analysis”, WZKM 69:33-39
  14. 1977d: “Coptic: Language and Literature” (in Hebrew), Encyclopaedia Hebraica 29:453-454
  15. 1978a: “A North-West-Semitic Text in the Egyptian Hieratic Script”, Orientalia 47:145-162
  16. 1978b: “A Coptic Proverb”, Aegyptus 58:174-176
  17. 1978c “Quelques thématisations marginales du verbe en néo-égyptien”, OLP 9:51-67
  18. 1978dA Shenoutean Pun”, JEA 64:141 
  19. 1980a: “À propos of a New Edition of the Instructions for King Merikare”, Orientalia 49:195-198
  20. 1980b Review Article: Osing, Der spätägyptische Papyrus BM 10808, JEA 66:181-186
  21. 1980c Review Article: Cherix, Etude de lexicographie copte, Chronique d'Egypte 55: 338-342
  22. 1980d: “Shenoute Quotations in an Unbuplished British Library Manuscript”, BASP 17:167-172
  23. 1981a “Bohairic-Late Egyptian Diaglosses: a Contribution to the Typology of Egyptian” in: D.W.Young (ed.), Studies Presented to H.J. Polotsky, Beacon Hill, 413-438
  24. 1981b:The Oracular Conference: a Text-Linguistic Case Study in Late Egyptian”, FLH 2:133-141 
  25. 1981c: “Recent Publications in Coptic Linguistics”, Studi Copti 7, in: Vetera Christianorum 18:222-230
  26. 1983:Middle Egyptian Gleanings”, Chronique d'Egypte 58:311-329 
  27. 1984a:On Some Coptic Nominal Sentence Patterns”, in: Festschrift W. Westendorf, Göttingen, 175-189 
  28. 1984b: “The Existential Sentence in the Sahidic New Testament”, GM 77:67-77
  29. 1985: “What's in a Name? On Coptic pa- ‘he of-’”, Enchoria 13:97-102
  30. 1986a: Coptic Grammatical Categories: Structural Studies in the Syntax of Shenoutean Coptic, Rome : The Pontifical Institute (=Analecta Orientalia, 53)
  31. 1986birf in the Coffin Texts: A Functional Tableau”, JAOS 106:641-658 
  32. 1987:Grammatical Discovery Procedure and the Egyptian-Coptic Nominal Sentence”, Orientalia 56:147-175 
  33. 1988: Coptic Grammatical Chrestomathy: a Course for Academic and Private Study, Leuven:Peeters (=Orientalia Lovanensia Analecta, 30)
  34. 1989a: The Proper Name: Structural Prolegomena to its Syntax - a Case Study in Coptic, Wien:VWGÖ (=Beihefte zur WZKM, 15) [~16.5 MB]
  35. 1989b:Papyrus Vandier recto: an Early Demotic Text in the Hieratic Script”, JAOS 109:421-435 
  36. 1989c: “Work Notes on Demotic Syntax”, Orientalia 58:28-60
  37. 1989d “The Narrative Verbal System of Old and Middle Egyptian”, Orientalia 58:247-254
  38. 1990:The Tautological Infinitive in Coptic”, Journal of Coptic Studies 1 (Elanskaja Festschrift) 99-127 
  39. 1992aBohairic”, in: The Coptic Encyclopaedia 8:54-60 
  40. 1992b:Sahidic”, in: The Coptic Encyclopaedia 8:194-202 
  41. 1992c:The Shenoutean Idiom”, in: The Coptic Encyclopaedia 8:202-204 
  42. 1992d: “In Memoriam Hans Jakob Polotsky”, Orientalia 61:208-213
  43. 1994: “Pluridimensional Oppositions: Case Studies from Scripture Bohairic”, in: Coptology: Past, Present and Future (= Orientalia Lovanensia Analecta 61) (Kasser Festschrift) Leuven:Peeters 225-247
  44. 1995aSome Reflections on the Egyptian Conjunctive”, in: Divitiae Aegyptii (Krause Festschrift) Wiesbaden:Reichert, 300-314 
  45. 1995b:Structural Sketches of Middle Welsh Syntax (I): The Converter Systems”, Studia Celtica 29:127-223 [~10 MB]
  46. 1995c: Review of G. King, Modern Welsh: a Comprehensive Grammar, Studia Celtica 29:321-325
  47. 1997:Modern Literary Welsh Narrative Grammar: Two Features Described”, Journal of Celtic Linguistics 6:63-102 
  48. 1998a: Structural Studies in Modern Welsh Syntax: Aspects of the Grammar of Kate Roberts, 1998 Münster:Nodus (=Studien und Texte zur Keltologie, 2)
  49. 1998c:A First Structural Grammar of Demotic”, BiOr 55 (5/6):587-600, 1998 
  50. 1999a: (with H. Satzinger) “The Snark is Dead”, Lingua Aegyptia 6:167-176, 1999 
  51. 1999b:Structural Sketches of Middle Welsh Syntax (II): Noun Predication Patterns”, Studia Celtica 33:155-234 [~8 MB]
  52. 1999c: “Bohairic Narrative Grammar”, in: ed. S. Emmel et al., Ägypten und Nubien in spätantiker und christlicher Zeit, II: Schrifttum, Sprache und Gedankenwelt, Acts of the 6th International Congress of Coptic Studies (Münster, 1996), Wiesbaden:Reichert, 375-389
  53. 1999d: “Coptic Linguistics 1992-1996”, Acts of the 6th International Congress of Coptic Studies (Münster, 1996), Münster, 1997.
  54. 2000:Stability in Clausal/Phrasal Pattern Constituent Sequencing: 4000 Years of Egyptian (With Some Theoretical Reflections, also on Celtic)” in: Word Order - Stability and Change over Time, ed. R. Sornicola, E. Poppe, A. Shisha-Halevy, Amsterdam/Philadelphia:J. Benjamins, 71-100 
  55. 2000 (ed.): Word Order - Stability and Change over Time, with. R. Sornicola and E. Poppe, (= Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 213) Amsterdam/Philadelphia:J. Benjamins, 71-100
  56. 2002: “The Focalizing Conversion: Structural Prelimiaries to a Chapter in the Grammar of Oxyrhynchite Coptic”, in: For the Children, Perfect Instruction: Studies in Honor of Hans-Martin Schenke (ed. H-G. Bethge et al.), Leiden/Boston:Brill, 309-340
  57. 2002b:An Emerging New Dialect of Coptic” (review article of Gardner, Alcock and Funk, Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis), Orientalia 71:298-308 
  58. 2003a: “Future, Present, Narrative Past: a Triple Note on Oxyrhynchite Tempuslehre”, in: Sprache und Geist. Peter Nagel zum 65. Geburtstag. Herausgegeben von Walter Beltz, Ute Pietruschka und Jürgen Tubach (= Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 35 (2003)), Halle (Saale) 2003, pp. 249-309.
  59. 2003b:A Definitive Sahidic Coptic Grammar” (review article of B. Layton's Coptic Grammar), Orientalia 71:424-459 
  60. 2003c:Juncture Features in Literary Modern Welsh: Cohesion and Delimitation - Problematik, Typology of Exponents and Features”, Zeitschrift f. Celtische Philologie 53:230-258 
  61. 2003d:Celtic Syntax, Egyptian-Coptic Syntax”, in: Das Alte Ägypten und seine Nachbarn: Festschrift Helmut Satzinger, Krems: Österreichisches Literaturforum, 245-302 
  62. 2004: “Juncture Features in Shenoutean Coptic: Linkage and Delimitation”, Coptic Studies on the Threshold of a New Milennium: Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Coptic Studies, ed. M. Immerzeel and J. Van Der Vliet, Peeters:Leuven-Paris-Dudley, MA, 155-175
  63. 2005:Epistolary Grammar: Syntactical Highlights in Kate Roberts's Letters to Saunders Lewis”, Journal of Celtic Linguistics 9:83-103 
  64. 2006a:On Conversion, Clause Ordination and Related Notions”, Proceedings,  Ancient Egyptian, Neo-Semitic - Methods in Linguistics: Workshop in Memory of H.J. Polotsky, ed. G. Goldenberg and A. Shisha-Halevy,  Jerusalem : The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 92-105 
  65. 2006b: (editor, with G. Goldenberg) Ancient Egyptian, Neo-Semitic, Methods in Linguistics: Workshop in Memory of H.J. Polotsky  - Proceedings, Jerusalem : The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  66. 2006c: Review of Layton, Coptic Grammar, Second Edition, Orientalia
  67. 2006d:H.J. Polotsky Structuralist” in: After Polotsky: Proceedings of the Colloquium, Bad Honnef, September 2005, Lingua Aegyptia 14:1-8 
  68. 2006e: “Eight Notes on Coptic Typology” in: Coptica-Gnostica-Manichaica: Fs. Wolf-Peter Funk, eds. L. Painchaud, P.-H. Poirier, Québec/Louvain-Paris, Presses de l’Université Laval, Peeters
  69. 2007a: “H. J. Polotsky”, in: Lexicon Grammaticorum, 2nd ed., (ed. H. Stammerjohann) (with G. Goldenberg)
  70. 2007b:Determination-Signalling Environment in Old and Middle Egyptian: Work-Notes and Reflections”,  in Studies in Semitic and General Linguistics in Honor of Gideon Goldenberg (Alter Orient und Altes Testament vol. 334), Ugarit Verlag, Münster, 223-254 
  71. 2007c: Topics in Coptic Syntax : Structural Studies in the Bohairic Dialect, Leuven: Peeters (= OLA 160). [contents]
  72. 2009a:Work-Notes on Shenoute's Rhetorical Syntax: ešje and ara - Suspension of Disagreement, Irony and reductio ad absurdum” in: Liber Amicorum: Jürgen Horn zum Dank (eds. A. Giewekemeyer et al.). Göttingen, = Göttinger Miszellen,  Beihefte, 5, 113-129
  73. 2009b:A Note on Converbs in Egyptian and Coptic.” In: Afroasiatic Studies in Memory of Robert Hetzron, edited by Charles G. Häberl, 95-105. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.
  74. 2009c:On Typology, Syntax and Aspect in Egyptian: a Question of Method”, review article on J. Winand, Temps et aspect en égyptien, Chronique d'Egypte 84, 2009, pp. 136-152
  75. 2010:Converbs in Welsh and Irish: A Note”, in: Kelten am Rhein: Akten des dreizehnten Internationalen Keltologiekongressesvon LVR Landesmuseum Bonn (Autor), Verein von Altertumsfreunden im Rheinlande Mainz:Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 270-277
  76. 2011:Rhetorical Narratives, Tableaux, and Scenarios: Work-Notes on Narrative Poetics in Shenoutean Sahidic Coptic”,  in: Narratives of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Leuven: Peeters (OLA 189)
  77. 2012: (with Anne Boud'hors) "Two Remarkable Features of Coptic Syntax", ZÄS 139, 105-112
  78. 2014: “ Work-Notes on Modern Welsh Narrative Syntax (I) fe- and mi- Revisited: From Macro-Syntax to Narratology”, Journal of Celtic Linguistics 16, 81-111
  79. 2014: 'Circumstantial Vignettes: Reflections on Adnominal, Adverbial, Adnexal: The Coptic 'Circumstantial' Converb, Journal of Coptic Studies 16 (2014) 155-193

  80. 2014: “Linguistic Symptoms of Shenoute's Authorship”, in: Coptica Argentoratensia. Conférences et documents de la 3e université d'été en papyrologie copte (Strasbourg, 18-25 juillet 2010) ed. A. Boud’hors, A. Delattre, C. Louis et S. Richter, (Paris, De Boccard). pp. 59-66.
  81. 2015: “Work-Notes on Modern Welsh Narrative Syntax (II): Presentatives in Narrative. JCL 17 pp. 97-146
  82. 2015: The Circumstantial Conversion in Coptic: Materials towards a Syntactic Profile, Philippe Collombert, Dominique Lefèvre, Stéphane Polis and Jean Winand (eds.). Aere perennius. Mélanges égyptologiques en l’honneur de Pascal Vernus, Leuven/Paris, Peeters, 2015. pp.709-739
  83. Forthcoming (a): 2009, “Musings on Neutralization in Coptic” (Festschrift)
  84. Forthcoming (b): “Structural/Interferential View of Greek Elements in Shenoute" (Proceedings of the Leipzig Conference on Loanwords in Coptic)
  85. Forthcoming (c): “Nominal Predications in Shenoute's Rhetorical Poetics", in: Acts of the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome 2012
  86. Forthcoming (d): “An Established New Dialect of Coptic”: Review Article of Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis, Vol. 2, 2014. (in WZKM)
  87. Forthcoming (e): “Diversions of Juncture” (JCS)
  88. Forthcoming (f): “Reflections on the Historical Study of Egyptian” (JCSCS 9)

Papers presented in Conferences (selection)
  1. “On Coptic Grammatical Categories”, Second International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome 1980
  2. “Towards a Typ[ology of Coptic Anacolutha”, First Colloquium on Coptic Studies, Cairo 1982
  3. “On the Syntax of Proper Names”, Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Manchester 1984
  4. “On Bohairic Tenses”, Fourth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Louvain-La-Neuve 1988
  5. “The Late Egyptian Conjunctive Revisited”,  International Congress of Egyptologists, Turin 1991
  6. “Greek Particles in Bohairic”, Fifth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Washington D.C. 1992
  7. “Modern Welsh Narrative Syntax”, Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies, Edinburgh 1995
  8. “Bohairic Narrative Grammar”, Sixth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Münster 1996
  9. “Stability in Pattern-Consituent Sequencing: 4000 Years of Egyptian”, International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Düsseldorf 1997
  10. “Juncture Features in Literary Modern Welsh: Cohesion” , Eleventh International Congress of Celtic Studies, Cork 1999
  11. “On Conversion, Clause Ordination and Related Notions”, Ancient Egyptian, Neo-Semitic, Methods in Linguistics: Workshop in Memory of H.J. Polotsky,  The Israel National Academy of Sciences, Jerusalem 2000
  12. “Juncture Features in Shenoutean Coptic”, Seventh International Congress of Coptic Studies, Leiden 2000
  13. “Kate Roberts’s Epistolary Grammar”, Twelfth  International Congress of Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth 2003
  14. “H. J. Polotsky Structuralist” in “After Polotsky”, Colloquium, Bonn, September 2005
  15. “On Converbs in Egyptian and Coptic: a Note” (NACAL 35, San Antonio, March 2007)
  16. “A Note on Converbs in Welsh and Irish”, Thirteenth  ICCS, Bonn, July 2007
  17. “Reflections on Adnominal, Adverbal, Adnexal – on Clauses in Satellital Status in Coptic”, Egyptian-Coptic Syntax and Language Typology, Leipzig, Max-Planck-Institute, 2-5 October, 2008
  18. “From Macrosyntax to Narratology”, 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Maynooth (Ireland), July-August 2011
  19. “Nominal Predication in Shenoute’s Rhetorical Poetics”, 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome, September 2012
  20. “Language Mixture, Contact, Interference, Affinity: Hugo Schuchardt’s Happy Linguistics”, Keynote Address in NACAL 41, New Haven, Yale University, February 2013
  21. 2015 NACAL 43 , Georgetown Univ. "The Converb: a Chat in Comparative Syntax"

  22. Shenoute Editorial Colloquia- papers presented
    1. 2006 (Monserrat) – “Anacoluthia”
    2. 2007 (Münster) – “Esje Conditionals”
    3. 2008 (New Haven) – “The Circumstantial”
    4. 2011 (Madrid) – “Nominal Predications”
    5. 2012 (Richmond) “Personal Rhetoric”
    6. 2013 (Leipzig) “Integration og Greek Elements in Coptic”
    7. 2015, Columbus, Ohio, "Possession and Rhetoricity"