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 Association.
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, Rüdiger 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