The Ancient Languages of Asia Minor (Google eBook)

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Roger D. Woodard
Cambridge University Press, Apr 10, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 184 pages
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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Asia Minor, 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.
  

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Contents

Language in ancient Asia and
1
Hittite calvert watkins 551
6
Luvian h craig melchert 576
31
Middle Indic stephanie w jamison
33
Palaic h craig melchert 585
40
Lycian h craig melchert 591
46
Old Tamil sanford b steever
50
Lydian h craig melchert 601
56
Urartian
105
Pahlavi mark hale
123
Latin james p t clackson 789
124
Ancient Chinese alain peyraube
136
Etruscan helmut rix 943
145
9Mayan victoria r bricker
163
Index 1129
166
138
178

Carian h craig melchert 609
64
Attic Greek roger d woodard 614
69
Old Persian rudiger schmitt
76
Hurrian
81
Avestan mark hale
101
IndoEuropean henry m hoenigswald
i
Reconstructed ancient languages don ringe 234
v
List of figures page
vi
Preface roger d woodard
xv
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About the author (2008)

Roger D. Woodard is the Andrew Van Vranken Raymond Professor of the Classics at the University of Buffalo. His numerous publications include The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages (2004).

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