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LINGUIST List 22.3085

Tue Aug 02 2011

Books: Historical Linguistics/Syntax/Language Documentation: West

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Old Avestan Syntax and Stylistics: West

Message 1: Old Avestan Syntax and Stylistics: West
Date: 28-Jul-2011
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Old Avestan Syntax and Stylistics: West
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Title: Old Avestan Syntax and Stylistics
Subtitle: With an edition of the texts
Series Title: De Gruyter Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Neue Folge 13
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/ge/detailEn.cfm?isbn=9783110253085&sel=pi

Author: Martin L. West
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110253092 Pages: 184 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110253085 Pages: 184 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

This is the first modern comprehensive account of the syntax of Old Avestan,
the earliest known form of Iranian language, attested in the Gathas of
Zarathushtra and the Liturgy in Seven Chapters. It is based on the most up-to-
date understanding of the texts, while following traditional principles of
grammatical analysis. There are also substantial sections on word order,
stylistics, and figures of speech. Translations are provided for almost all
passages quoted. The work will be welcomed by Iranianists as well as by
historical linguists with wider Indo-European interests.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Syntax
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Grammars
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Avestan (ave)

Written In: English (eng )

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