1997-98 ANNUAL REPORT
David Testen has spent the 1997/98 academic year contributing to the compiling of the manuscript for the P volume of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and to the processing of the proofs for the R volume. In addition, he presented papers at three conferences: "On 'inna, 'anna, et alia" at the Twelfth Arabic Linguistics Symposium at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, "Some Problematical Semitic Correspondences and Their Apparent Counterparts Elsewhere in Afro-Asiatic" at the Twenty-Sixth North American Conference on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics in New Orleans, and "Pishiyahuvada in the Bisitun Inscription" at the 208th meeting of the American Oriental Society again in New Orleans; the ALS paper is to appear in the proceedings volume Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XII (John Benjamins).
Publications which have appeared over the course of the current year are "Old Persian <x-sh-p-va-a r-u-c-p-t(a-i)-i-y-va-a> `by night or by day'" (Iranica Antiqua), "The Suppletive Imperative of Arabic `come'" in Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics X (eds. Mushira Eid and Robert Ratcliffe, John Benjamins), and "Old Persian and Avestan Phonology" and "Ossetic Phonology" in Phonologies of Asia and Africa (ed. Alan S. Kaye, Eisenbrauns); in addition, proofs have been returned for forthcoming publications in Archiv für Orientforschung, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Ugarit-Forschungen, Zeitschrift für Assyriologie, and Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XI. Testen's book Parallels in Semitic Linguistics: The Development of Arabic la- and Related Semitic Particles is due to appear in summer 1998 as volume 26 of the E. J. Brill series Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics.
Revised: July 30, 2007