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Title: The Ancient Languages of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aksum
Author: Woodard, Roger D (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2008
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521684972
Volumes: 1; Pages: 272
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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aksum, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work 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 volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.ContentsEditor's foreword Roger D. Woodard1. Language in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aksum: an introduction Roger D. Woodard2. Sumerian Piotr Michalowski3. Elamite Matthew W. Stolper4. Akkadian and Eblaite John Huehnergard and Christopher Woods5. Egyptian and Coptic Antonio Loprieno6. Ge'ez (Aksum) Gene GraggAppendix 1. Full table of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages.