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Dr. Assaf Bar-Moshe



Project: The Jewish dialect of ˁĀna

Fabeckstr. 23/25
14195 Berlin

Dr. Assaf Bar-Moshe gained his Ph.D. from the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the Hebrew University. His main area of interest is Jewish Arabic dialects in Mesopotamia. Having published his monograph about the phonology and morphology of the Jewish dialect of Baghdad, Bar-Moshe is currently focused on the description of syntactic phenomenon in the dialect. In addition, he is engaged in a research project about the Jewish dialect of ˁĀna, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and conducted at Freie Universität.


Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2019. The Arabic Dialect of the Jews of Baghdad: Phonology, Morphology, and Texts. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2012. The Road to Chinese: Study Units in Mandarin Chinese for Hebrew Speakers. China Alliance Institute.

Peer-reviewed articles

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. Forthcoming. The Argument Flagging and Indexing Construction in the Jewish Arabic Dialect of Baghdad. Journal of Semitic Studies. 

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2020. Ditransitive Complexes in the Jewish Dialect of Baghdad. Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam 48: 121-157. 

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2019. Phonetic analysis as a supportive tool for phonemic understanding: Two case studies from the Jewish dialect of Baghdad. In: Werner Arnold & Maciej Klimiuk (eds.), Arabic Dialectology: Methodology and Field Research. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 111-135. 

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2018. The historical development of the vowels ē and ō and their allophones in the Jewish Dialect of Baghdad. Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik 68: 5-30.  

Arnold, Werner & Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2017. Linguistic Features Shared by the Jewish Dialects of Baghdad and Aleppo and Their Possible Implications for the History of Both Communities. Jurnal of Jewish Languages 5 (1): 22-48.

Conference Proceedings

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. Forthcoming. Substrate breaking free: The case of the argument flagging and indexing construction in the Jewish dialect of Baghdad. In: Proceedings of Semitic Dialectology: Community, Continuum and Change (Heidelberg University, July 2019).

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. Forthcoming. Differential object marking in the Jewish dialect of Baghdad. In: Proceedings of The 13th Conference of the International Association of Arabic Dialectology (Akaki Tsereteli State University, Kutaisi, Georgia June 2019).   


Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2016. The Functions of Preverbal Markers in Jewish-Baghdadi Arabic. Doctoral dissertation, The Hebrew University.

Bar-Moshe, Assaf. 2011. Between Demonstratives and Third Person Pronouns in Mandarin Chinese. MA Thesis, The Hebrew University.   

Book reviews

2018. Review of: [Bo Isaksson & Maria Persson (eds.): Clause Combining in Semitic: The Circumstantial Clause and Beyond. (Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, vol. 96). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2015]. In: Mediterranean Language Review 25: 200-203. 

2019. Review of: [Lutz Edzard (ed.): The Morpho-Syntactic and Lexical Encoding of Tense and Aspect in Semitic. Proceedings of the Erlangen Workshop on April 16, 2014. (Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, vol. 104). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016]. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 139.4: 1001-1003. 

Forthcoming. Review of: [Joshua Blau: Arabic Linguistics. Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, 2017]. In: Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik.

Forthcoming. Review of: [Mordechai Akiva Friedman: A Dictionary of Medieval Judeo-Arabic: In the India Book letters from the Geniza and in other texts. Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 2016]. In: Mediterranean Language Review.

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