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Fri Jul 26 2013

Books: A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Adams

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Date: 25-Jul-2013
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Subject: A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Adams
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Title: A Dictionary of Tocharian B Subtitle: Revised and Greatly Enlarged Series Title: Leiden Studies in Indo-European Published: 2013 Publisher: Rodopi

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Author: Douglas Q. Adams Electronic: ISBN: 9789401209366 Pages: 980 Price: Europe EURO 190.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789042036710 Pages: 980 Price: Europe EURO 210.00 Comment: XVI+V, 964 pp. 2 volume set.

The second edition of A Dictionary of Tocharian B includes substantially all Tocharian B words found in regularly published texts, as well as all those of the London and Paris collections published digitally (digital publication of the Paris collection is still incomplete), and a substantial number of the Berlin collection published digitally. The number of entries is more than twenty per cent greater than in the first edition. The overall approach is decidedly philological. All words except proper names are provided with example contexts. Each word is given in all its various attested morphological forms, in its variant spellings, and discussed semantically, syntactically (where appropriate), and etymologically. New to the second edition is the assignment, where possible, of the examples of the word’s use to their exact chronological period (Archaic, Early, Classical, Late/Colloquial). This dating provides the beginning of the study of the Tocharian B vocabulary on a historical basis. Included are also a reverse English-Tocharian B index and, another innovation to this edition, a general index verborum of Indo-European cognates.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Language Documentation                             Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Tokharian B (txb) Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Written In: English (eng)

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