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Dr Roberta Borghero


PhD (2006), Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge. PhD thesis: The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Ashitha (South-Eastern Turkey). 'Laurea' (2000) in Classics, specialization in Semitic Philology, University of Turin (Italy). Thesis: Un glossario manoscritto del XVII secolo in mandaico-arabo-latino-turco-persiano: il manoscrittto Acad. 222 della biblioteca universitaria di Leida (A XVII century glossary in Mandaic-Arabic-Latin-Turkish-Persian: ms. Acad. 222 of Leiden University Library).

Subject groups/Research projects

Hebrew & Semitic Studies:

Key Publications

‘The North Eastern Neo-Aramaic Dialects and their Sociolinguistic Diversity’, In Endangered Languages of Eastern Mediterranean, Cambridge Scholars, 2013.

‘Aspects of Grammaticalization in North Eastern Neo-Aramaic’, In  AION (Annali dell’Istituto Orientale di Napoli) 72, 2012.

'The Present Continuous in the Christian Neo Aramaic Dialect of Ankawa and its Typological Parallels', Cambridge Neo Aramaic Studies, G. Khan (ed.), 2012. 

'Some Phonological and Morphological Features of the North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect of Ankawa', ARAM , 2012.