The Ancient Languages of Asia and the Americas by Roger D. WoodardThe Ancient Languages of Asia and the Americas by Roger D. Woodard

The Ancient Languages of Asia and the Americas

EditorRoger D. Woodard

Paperback | May 12, 2008

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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.
Title:The Ancient Languages of Asia and the AmericasFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:May 12, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521684943

ISBN - 13:9780521684941


Table of Contents

Editor's foreword Roger D. Woodard; 1. Language in ancient Asia and the Americas: an introduction Roger D. Woodard; 2. Sanskrit Stephanie W. Jamison; 3. Middle Indic Stephanie W. Jamison; 4. Old Tamil Sanford B. Steever; 5. Old Persian Rüdiger Schmitt; 6. Avestan Mark Hale; 7. Pahlavi Mark Hale; 8. Ancient Chinese Alain Peyraube; 9. Mayan Victoria R. Bricker; 10. Epi-Olmec (Zapotec Appendix) Terrence Kaufman and John Justeson; Appendix 1. Reconstructed ancient languages Don Ringe; Appendix 2. Full table of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages.