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

Author: Woodard, Roger D

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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.


1. Introduction Roger D. Woodard

2. Sumerian Piotr Michalowski

3. Elamite Matthew W. Stolper

4. Hurrian Gernot Wilhelm

5. Urartian Gernot Wilhelm

6. Afro-Asiatic John Huehnergard

7. Egyptian and Coptic Antonio Loprieno

8. Akkadian and Eblaite John Huehnergard and Christopher Woods

9. Ugaritic Dennis Pardee

10. Hebrew P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.

11. Phoenician and Punic Jo Ann Hackett

12. Canaanite Dialects Dennis Pardee

13. Aramaic Stuart Creason

14. Ge'ez (Aksum) Gene Gragg

15. Old South Arabian Norbert Nebes and Peter Stein

16. Ancient North Arabian M. C. A. Macdonald

17. Indo-European Henry M. Hoenigswald and J. P. T. Clackson

18. Hittite Calvert Watkins

19. Luvian H. Craig Melchert

20. Palaic H. Craig Melchert

21. Lycian H. Craig Melchert

22. Lydian H. Craig Melchert

23. Carian H. Craig Melchert

24. Attic Greek Roger D. Woodard

25. Greek Dialects Roger D. Woodard

26. Sanskrit Stephanie W. Jamison

27. Middle Indic Stephanie W. Jamison

28. Old Persian R diger Schmitt

29. Avestan Mark Hale

30. Pahlavi Mark Hale

31. Phrygian Claude Brixhe

32. Latin J. P. T. Clackson

33. Sabellian Rex E. Wallace

34. Venetic Rex E. Wallace

35. Continental Celtic Joseph F. Eska

36. Gothic Jay H. Jasanoff

37. Early Northwest Germanic Jan Terje Faarlund

38. Classical Armenia J. P. T. Clackson

39. Etruscan Helmut Rix

40. Early Georgian Kevin Tuite

41. Ancient Chinese Alain Peyraube

42. Old Tamil Sanford B. Steever

43. Mayan Victoria R. Bricker

44. Epi-Olmec Terrence Kaufman and John Justeson

45. Reconstructed Ancient Languages Don Ringe

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