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Title: The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia
Author: Woodard, Roger D (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2008
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521684989
Volumes: 1; Pages: 282
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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia, 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. The ancient languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia: an introduction Roger D. Woodard2. Ugaritic Dennis Pardee3. Hebrew P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.4. Phoenecian and Punic Jo Ann Hackett5. Canaanite dialects Dennis Pardee6. Aramaic Stuart Creason7. Ancient South Arabian Norbert Nebes and Peter Stein8. Ancient North Arabian M. C. A. MacDonaldAppendix 1. Afro-Asiatic John HuehnergardAppendix 2. Full table of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages.