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The ancient languages of Asia Minor
Woodard, Roger D.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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xix, 185 p. : ill., map. ; 25 cm.
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"One of five paperbacks derived from the Cambridge encyclopedia of the world's ancient languages"--P. x.
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Cambridge encyclopedia of the world's ancient languages.


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Book BILKUTUP0305920 P944.5 .A55 2008 Central Campus Library

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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.

Table of Contents

Roger D. WoodardRoger D. WoodardRoger D. WoodardCalvert WatkinsH. Craig MelchertH. Craig MelchertH. Craig MelchertH. Craig MelchertH. Craig MelchertClaude BrixheGernot WilhelmGernot WilhelmJames P. T. ClacksonKevin Tuite
List of figuresp. vi
List of tablesp. vii
List of mapsp. viii
List of contributorsp. ix
Notes on numbering and cross-referencingp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Preface to the first editionp. xix
1 Language in ancient Asia Minor: an introductionp. 1
2 Hittitep. 6
3 Luvianp. 31
4 Palaicp. 40
5 Lycianp. 46
6 Lydianp. 56
7 Carianp. 64
8 Phrygianp. 69
9 Hurrianp. 81
10 Urartianp. 105
11 Classical Armenianp. 124
12 Early Georgianp. 145
Appendix 1 The cuneiform scriptp. 166
Appendix 2 Full tables of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, and from the other volumes in the paperback seriesp. 173
Index of general subjectsp. 178
Index of grammar and linguisticsp. 181
Index of languagesp. 183
Index of named linguistic laws and principlesp. 185