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The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia


Roger D. Woodard, Dennis Pardee, P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., Jo Ann Hackett, Stuart Creason, Norbert Nebes, Peter Stein, M. C. A. MacDonald, John Huehnergard
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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521684989

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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.

    • An authoritative reference work to the ancient languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia
    • This convenient, portable paperback retains the award-winning page layout of the original Encyclopedia
    • Includes a new introduction specific to this geographical area
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    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521684989
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 190 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 1 map 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's foreword Roger D. Woodard
    1. The ancient languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia: an introduction Roger D. Woodard
    2. Ugaritic Dennis Pardee
    3. Hebrew P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.
    4. Phoenecian and Punic Jo Ann Hackett
    5. Canaanite dialects Dennis Pardee
    6. Aramaic Stuart Creason
    7. Ancient South Arabian Norbert Nebes and Peter Stein
    8. Ancient North Arabian M. C. A. MacDonald
    Appendix 1. Afro-Asiatic John Huehnergard
    Appendix 2. Full table of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages.

  • Editor

    Roger D. Woodard, State University of New York, Buffalo
    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).


    Roger D. Woodard, Dennis Pardee, P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., Jo Ann Hackett, Stuart Creason, Norbert Nebes, Peter Stein, M. C. A. MacDonald, John Huehnergard

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