Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction

Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction

by Antonio Loprieno
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Cambridge University Press

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Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction

The language of Ancient Egypt has been the object of careful investigation since its decipherment in the nineteenth century, but this is the first accessible account that uses the insight of modern linguistics. Antonio Loprieno discusses the hieroglyphic system and its cursive varieties, and the phonology, morphology and syntax of Ancient Egyptian, as well as looking at its genetic ties with other languages of the Near East. This book will be indispensable for both linguists and Egyptologists.

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ISBN-13: 9780521448499
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. The language of Ancient Egypt; 2. Egyptian graphemics; 3. Egyptian phonology; 4. Elements of historical morphology; 5. Nominal syntax; 6. Adverbial and pseudoverbal syntax; 7. Verbal syntax; Epilogue; References; Indexes.

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