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Ancient Languages of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aksum

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ISBN-10: 0521684978

ISBN-13: 9780521684972

Edition: 2008

Authors: Roger D. Woodard

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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Worlds 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…    
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Book details

List price: $63.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166

List of figures
List of tables
List of maps
List of contributors
Notes on numbering and cross-referencing
List of abbreviations
Preface
Preface to the first edition
Language in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Aksum: an introduction
Sumerian
Elamite
Akkadian and Eblaite
Egyptian and Coptic
Ge'ez (Aksum)
Full tables of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, and from the other volumes in the paperback series
Index of general subjects
Index of grammar and linguistics
Index of languages
Index of named linguistic laws and principles