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Source: Melita Historica : Journal of the Malta Historical Society. 1(1953)2(116)


SAYDON, P.P.: Bibliographical Aids to the study of Maltese. In “Journal of Near Eastern Studies,” 1953. Vol. XII, No. 1, pp. 20-30; No. 2, pp. 124-133.

This handlist of books dealing with the Maltese language is intended “to give a comrehensive view of all the material available for the study of the language as well as to help the foreign student of comparative Semitic philology and Arabic dialects in the evaluation of his sources.” The list includes all books and articles that are likely to be found in foreign libraries, with the exception of those which have no importance. It is enriched with evaluations under the three headings (a) dictionaries, (b) grammars, and (c) language criticism. The author is well equipped for his task and the result is a masterly and authoritative guide which fills a long-felt need for the bibliographical approach to Maltese studies.

The “Journal of Near Eastern Studies” is available for perusal at the Royal University.

J.[oseph] C.[assar] P.[ullicino]