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Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages (Roger D Woodard (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521562560
Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages (Roger D Woodard (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521562560
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Title: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages

Author: Woodard, Roger D (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521562560

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1182

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages is the first comprehensive reference work treating all of the languages of antiquity. Clear and systematic in its approach, the Encyclopedia combines full linguistic coverage of all the well-documented ancient languages, representing numerous language families from around the globe. Each chapter focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The Encyclopedia brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for linguistic professionals and students, this work is invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language. Roger D. Woodard is the Andrew V. V. Raymond Professor of Classics at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He previously served on the faculties of Classics and/or Linguistics at the University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins University and Swarthmore College. Among his other books are Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer: A Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (Oxford, 1997) and co-author of Ovid's Fasti (Penguin, 2000). He is a member of the Linguistic Society of America and the American Philological Association.Contents1. Introduction Roger D. Woodard2. Sumerian Piotr Michalowski3. Elamite Matthew W. Stolper4. Hurrian Gernot Wilhelm5. Urartian Gernot Wilhelm6. Afro-Asiatic John Huehnergard7. Egyptian and Coptic Antonio Loprieno8. Akkadian and Eblaite John Huehnergard and Christopher Woods9. Ugaritic Dennis Pardee10. Hebrew P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.11. Phoenician and Punic Jo Ann Hackett12. Canaanite Dialects Dennis Pardee13. Aramaic Stuart Creason14. Ge'ez (Aksum) Gene Gragg15. Old South Arabian Norbert Nebes and Peter Stein16. Ancient North Arabian M. C. A. Macdonald17. Indo-European Henry M. Hoenigswald and J. P. T. Clackson18. Hittite Calvert Watkins19. Luvian H. Craig Melchert20. Palaic H. Craig Melchert21. Lycian H. Craig Melchert22. Lydian H. Craig Melchert23. Carian H. Craig Melchert24. Attic Greek Roger D. Woodard25. Greek Dialects Roger D. Woodard26. Sanskrit Stephanie W. Jamison27. Middle Indic Stephanie W. Jamison28. Old Persian Rdiger Schmitt29. Avestan Mark Hale30. Pahlavi Mark Hale31. Phrygian Claude Brixhe32. Latin J. P. T. Clackson33. Sabellian Rex E. Wallace34. Venetic Rex E. Wallace35. Continental Celtic Joseph F. Eska36. Gothic Jay H. Jasanoff37. Early Northwest Germanic Jan Terje Faarlund38. Classical Armenia J. P. T. Clackson39. Etruscan Helmut Rix40. Early Georgian Kevin Tuite41. Ancient Chinese Alain Peyraube42. Old Tamil Sanford B. Steever43. Mayan Victoria R. Bricker44. Epi-Olmec Terrence Kaufman and John Justeson45. Reconstructed Ancient Languages Don Ringe
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