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    Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction (Hardback)(Egyptian / English) By (author) Antonio Loprieno


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    DescriptionThe 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 which uses the insights of modern linguistics. Antonio Loprieno traces Ancient Egyptian's historical development from Old Egyptian to Coptic, and, combining diachronic and synchronic viewpoints wherever possible, he looks at the hieroglyphic system and its cursive varieties (Hieratic and Demotic), the phonology of Classical Egyptian and Coptic, the phonology and syntax of the literary languages, and semantic and pragmatic constraints on syntax. He also looks at the genetic connections of Egyptian within the Afroasiatic family, especially with Semitic languages such as Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew. This book will be essential reading for linguists and Egyptologists alike.

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    Ancient Egyptian
    A Linguistic Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antonio Loprieno
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 338
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 614 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521443845
    ISBN 10: 0521443849

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BIC subject category V2: CF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2CXG
    DC20: 493.1
    LC classification: PJ1111 .L66 1995
    BISAC V2.8: FOR001000
    BIC subject category V2: 2CXG
    Thema V1.0: CF
    Illustrations note
    references, index
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'This is an outstanding book that should help to persuade Egyptologists of the value of Linguistics while making the Egyptian Language fully available to Linguists ... the accuracy and penetration of Loprieno's rendering is striking.' John Baines, The Times Higher Education Supplement
    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.