The Elements of Hittite available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This textbook offers in ten lessons a comprehensive grammar of the Hittite language with ample exercise material both in transliteration and cuneiform. It contains a separate paradigms section, an index of syntactic and semantic topics treated as well as a list of all cuneiform signs used in the book. A full glossary concludes the textbook. The cuneiform is not necessary and can be left optional if so desired. The introduction gives the necessary cultural and historical background and gives suggestions for further reading. It also explains the principles of the cuneiform writing system. The book can be used both in trimester and semester systems.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Theo van den Hout is Professor of Hittite and Anatolian Languages at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary (CHD) since 2000. Besides his work on the dictionary his current personal interests focus on ancient record management and early literacy in Hittite society. He has over twenty years of experience teaching Hittite and other Anatolian languages at the Universities of Amsterdam and Chicago.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; Lesson 1; Lesson 2; Lesson 3; Lesson 4; Lesson 5; Lesson 6; Lesson 7; Lesson 8; Lesson 9; Lesson 10; Appendix 1. Paradigms; Appendix 2. Sources of exercise material; Appendix 3. Index of syntax and phonological phenomena; Appendix 4. Cuneiform sign list; Appendix 5. Glossary.