LINGUIST List 29.2025

Thu May 10 2018

Books: Non-Verbal Predication in Ancient Egyptian: Loprieno, Müller, Uljas

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Date: 23-Apr-2018
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Subject: Non-Verbal Predication in Ancient Egyptian: Loprieno, Müller, Uljas
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Title: Non-Verbal Predication in Ancient Egyptian
Series Title: The Mouton Companions to Ancient Egyptian
Published: 2017
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Antonio Loprieno
Author: Matthias Müller
Author: Sami Uljas
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110406115 Pages: 846 Price: U.S. $ 149.99

The Egyptian language, with its written documentation spreading from the Early Bronze Age (Ancient Egyptian) to Christian times (Coptic), has rarely been the object of typological studies, grammatical analysis mainly serving philological purposes.

This volume offers now a detailed analysis and a diachronic discussion of the non-verbal patterns of the Egyptian language, from the Pyramid Texts (Earlier Egyptian) to Coptic (Later Egyptian), based on an extensive use of data, especially for later phases. By providing a narrative contextualisation and a linguistic glossing of all examples, it addresses the needs not only of students of Egyptian and Coptic, but also of a linguistic readership. After an introduction into the basic typological features of Egyptian, the main book chapters address morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics of the three non-verbal sentence types documented throughout the history of this language: the adverbial sentence, the nominal sentence and the adjectival sentence. These patterns also appear in a variety of clausal environments and can be embedded in verbal constructions.

This book provides an ideal introduction into the study of Egyptian historical grammar and an indispensable companion for philological reading.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Egyptian (egy)
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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