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Title: Old Avestan Syntax and Stylistics
Subtitle: With an edition of the texts
Written By: Martin L. West
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/ge/detailEn.cfm?isbn=9783110253085&sel=pi
Series Title: De Gruyter Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Neue Folge 13
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Syntax
Grammars
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Avestan
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ISBN-13: 9783110253085
Pages: 184
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ISBN-13: 9783110253092
Pages: 184
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95