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Wed Dec 18 2013

Books: On Ancient Grammars of Space: Kutscher, Werning (Eds)

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Date: 18-Dec-2013
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Subject: On Ancient Grammars of Space: Kutscher, Werning (Eds)
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Title: On Ancient Grammars of Space Subtitle: Linguistic Research on the Expression of Spatial Relations and Motion in Ancient Languages Series Title: De Gruyter Topoi 19 Published: 2013 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Silvia Kutscher Editor: Daniel A. Werning Electronic: ISBN: 9783110311358 Pages: 327 Price: ---- Comment: open access
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110311174 Pages: 327 Price: Europe EURO 79.95

This volume presents new research by the Topoi group "The Conception of Spaces in Language" on the expression of spatial relations in ancient languages. The six articles in this volume discuss static and dynamic aspects of the spatial grammars of Ancient to Medieval Greek, Akkadian, Hittite, and Hieroglyphic Ancient Egyptian, as well as field data on eight modern languages (Arabic, Hebrew, English, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Spanish). Among the grams discussed are spatial particles, motion verbs, case and, most prominently, spatial prepositions. All ancient language data are fully explained in linguistic word-by-word glosses and are therefore accessible to scholars who are not themselves experts on the respective languages. Taken together, these contributions extend the scope of research on spatial grammar back to the third millennium BCE.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Linguistic Theories                             Syntax
Subject Language(s): Akkadian (akk)                             Arabic, Standard (arb)                             Egyptian (egy)                             English (eng)                             French (fra)                             German (deu)                             Greek, Ancient (grc)                             Hebrew (heb)                             Hittite (hit)                             Italian (ita)                             Middle Greek (qgk)                             Russian (rus)                             Spanish (spa)
Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------

Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------

Akademie Verlag GmbH

Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cascadilla Press

Classiques Garnier

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Georgetown University Press

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Linguistic Association of Finland

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

Seoul National University

SIL International Publications

Universitat Jaume I

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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