MOSCOW (Mar. 9)
The Nauka Publishing House here today issued a 360-page book, entitled “Semitic Languages,” comprising the proceedings at the Semitic Languages Conference held in Moscow last October 26-28, according to an announcement by Novosti. The latter is a Government news agency specializing in disseminating reports to the foreign press. These reports do not usually appear in the Soviet press.
The announcement said that among the papers included in the volume are: an examination of the Dead Sea scrolls by I. Amusin; a report on “publication and research of monuments of Jewish and Arabic literature, “by K. Starkova; “Eastern School Yiddish Grammarians from the 10th to the 12th Centuries,” by M. Zislin; “Yiddish as Substratum of Modern Hebrew,” by M. Zand; “Development of the Lexicography of the Hebrew Language,” by A. Rubinstein; and “Urgent Tasks for Soviet Semitics,” by I. Vinnikov.