LINGUIST List 13.2384

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  1. Joyce Reid, Historical Ling/Language Description: Woodard (eds.)

Message 1: Historical Ling/Language Description: Woodard (eds.)

Date: 18 Sep 2002 15:31:53 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Historical Ling/Language Description: Woodard (eds.)

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages

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

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages is the
first comprehensive reference work treating all of the languages of
antiquity. Clear and systematic in its approach, the Encyclopedia
combines full linguistic coverage of all the well-documented ancient
languages, representing numerous language families from around the
globe. Each chapter 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 Encyclopedia brings together an international
array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language
study. While designed primarily for linguistic professionals and
students, this work is invaluable to all whose studies take them into
the realm of ancient language.

Roger D. Woodard is the Andrew V.V. Raymond Professor of Classics at
the State University of New York, Buffalo. He previously served on the
faculties of Classics and/or Linguistics at the University of Southern
California, Johns Hopkins University and Swarthmore College. Among his
other books are Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer: A Linguistic
Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (Oxford, 1997) and
co-author of Ovid's Fasti ( Penguin, 2000). He is a member of the
Linguistic Society of America and the American Philological


Roger D. Woodard, Piotr Michalowski, Matthew W. Stolper, Gernot
Wilhelm, John Huehnergard, Antonio Loprieno, Christopher Woods, Dennis
Pardee, P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., Jo Ann Hackett, Dennis Pardee, Aramaic
Stuart Creason, Gene Gragg, Norbert Nebes, Peter Stein,
M. C.A. Macdonald, Henry M. Hoenigswald, J.P.T. Clackson, Hittite
Calvert Watkins, H. Craig Melchert, Stephanie W. Jamison, R�diger
Schmitt, Mark Hale, Claude Brixhe, Rex E. Wallace, Joseph F. Eska, Jay
H. Jasanhoff, Jan Terje Faarlund, Helmut Rix, Kevin Tuite, Alain
Peyraube, Sanford B. Steever, Victoria R. Bricker, Terrence Kaufman,
John Justeson, Don Ringe Introduction Roger D. Woodard; 2. Sumerian
Piotr Michalowski; 3. Elamite Matthew W. Stolper; 4. Hurrian Gernot
Wilhelm; 5. Urartian Gernot Wilhelm; 6. Afro-Asiatic John Huehnergard;
7. Egyptian and Coptic Antonio Loprieno; 8. Akkadian and Eblaite John
Huehnergard and Christopher Woods; 9. Ugaritic Dennis Pardee;
10. Hebrew P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.; 11. Phoenician and Punic Jo Ann
Hackett; 12. Canaanite Dialects Dennis Pardee; 13. Aramaic Stuart
Creason; 14. Ge'ez (Aksum) Gene Gragg; 15. Old South Arabian Norbert
Nebes and Peter Stein; 16. Ancient North Arabian M. C. A. Macdonald;
17. Indo-European Henry M. Hoenigswald and J. P. T. Clackson;
18. Hittite Calvert Watkins; 19. Luvian H. Craig Melchert; 20. Palaic
H. Craig Melchert; 21. Lycian H. Craig Melchert; 22. Lydian H. Craig
Melchert; 23. Carian H. Craig Melchert; 24. Attic Greek Roger
D. Woodard; 25. Greek Dialects Roger D. Woodard; 26. Sanskrit
Stephanie W. Jamison; 27. Middle Indic Stephanie W. Jamison; 28. Old
Persian R�diger Schmitt; 29. Avestan Mark Hale; 30. Pahlavi Mark
Hale; 31. Phrygian Claude Brixhe; 32. Latin J. P. T. Clackson;
33. Sabellian Rex E. Wallace; 34. Venetic Rex E. Wallace;
35. Continental Celtic Joseph F. Eska; 36. Gothic Jay H. Jasanhoff;
37. Early Northwest Germanic Jan Terje Faarlund; 38. Classical Armenia
J. P. T. Clackson; 39. Etruscan Helmut Rix; 40. Early Georgian Kevin
Tuite; 41. Ancient Chinese Alain Peyraube; 42. Old Tamil Sanford
B. Steever; 43. Mayan Victoria R. Bricker; 44. Epi-Olmec Terrence
Kaufman and John Justeson; 45. Reconstructed Ancient Languages Don

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