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Ancient Egyptian : a linguistic introduction

Author: Antonio Loprieno
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Loprieno
ISBN: 0521443849 9780521443845 0521448492 9780521448499
OCLC Number: 32311462
Language Note: English and Egyptian text.
Description: xv, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Antonio Loprieno.
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This is the first accessible account the language of Ancient Egypt to use the insights of modern linguistics. Antonio Loprieno discusses the hieroglyphic system and its cursive varieties, and the  Read more...

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'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 Read more...

 
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