The Ancient Languages of Europe (Google eBook)

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Roger D. Woodard
Cambridge University Press, Apr 10, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 261 pages
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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Europe, 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

Table of contents of The Ancient Languages
2
Sanskrit stephanie w jamison
6
Hittite calvert watkins 551
14
Luvain h craig melchert
31
Middle Indic stephanie w jamison
33
Palaic h craig melchert
40
Lycian h craig melchert
46
Greek dialects roger d woodard 650
50
Venetic rex e wallace 840
124
Ancient Chinese alain peyraube
136
Early Georgian kevin tuite
145
9Mayan victoria r bricker
163
Continental Celtic joseph f eska 857
165
The cuneiform script
166
Full tables of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia
173
Gothic jay h jasanoff 881
189

Lydian h craig melchert
56
Carian h craig melchert
64
Sanskrit stephanie w jamison 673
73
Old Persian rudiger schmitt
76
Hurrian gernot wilhelm
81
Sabellian languages rex e wallace 812
96
Avestan mark hale
101
Urartian gernot wilhelm
105
Pahlavi mark hale
123
EpiOlmec Zapotec appendix terrence kaufman
193
Ancient Nordic jan terje faarlund 907
215
Index 1129
230
Index of grammar and linguistics
255
Indexes
256
Table of contents of The Ancient Languages of Asia and the Americas
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Table of contents of
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List of contributors
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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