The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia by Roger D. WoodardThe Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia by Roger D. Woodard

The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia

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 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.
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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Title:The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and ArabiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:284 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:9.69 × 7.44 × 0.59 inPublished:May 12, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521684986

ISBN - 13:9780521684989

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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.