The Ancient Languages of Asia and the Americas

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Roger D. Woodard
Cambridge University Press, Apr 10, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 264 pages
This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Asia and the Americas, 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
1
Hittite calvert watkins 551
6
Attic Greek roger d woodard
14
Luvian h craig melchert
31
3
33
Palaic h craig melchert
40
Lycian h craig melchert
46
4
50
7
123
Classical Armenian james p t clackson
124
8
136
Etruscan helmut rix
141
Early Georgian kevin tuite
145
Old Tamil sanford b steever 1015
163
Continental Celtic joseph f eska
165
Gothic jay h jasanoff
189

Lydian h craig melchert
56
Carian h craig melchert
64
Latin james p t clackson
73
5
76
Hurrian gernot wilhelm
81
Sabellian languages rex e wallace
96
6
101
Urartian gernot wilhelm
105
10
193
Ancient Nordic jan terje faarlund
215
IndoEuropean henry m hoenigswald
230
Hebrew
234
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Table of contents of The Ancient Languages of Europe
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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).