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Languages of Iraq, ancient and modern

Author: J N Postgate; British School of Archaeology in Iraq.
Publisher: [London?] : British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For over five thousand years of its history Iraq has been home to a mixture of languages from different linguistic families, spoken and written, and the same is true today. Some, although long dead, have a prime place in the history of the ancient world: Sumerian, probably the first language to be written, Akkadian, the language of Hammurapi, the Epic of Gilgamesh and international diplomacy, and Hurrian. Aramaic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Languages of Iraq, ancient and modern.
[London?] : British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 2007
(OCoLC)608490281
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J N Postgate; British School of Archaeology in Iraq.
ISBN: 9780903472210 090347221X
OCLC Number: 163596378
Notes: "Derives from a "study day" of the same title, held by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq on 15th November 2003"--Page v.
Description: ix, 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Nicholas Postgate --
Sumerian / Jeremy Black --
Babylonian and Assyrian: a history of Akkadian / Andrew George --
Hurrian / David Hawkins --
Early Aramaic / Alan Millard --
Aramaic in the medieval and modern periods / Geoffrey Khan --
Fieldwork in neo-Aramaic / Eleanor Coghill --
Colloquial Iraqi Arabic / Clive Holes --
'The Kurds are alive': Kurdish in Iraq / Christine Allison --
Iraqi Turkman / Christiane Bulut.
Responsibility: edited by J.N. Postgate.
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For all five thousand years of its history Iraq has been home to a mixture of languages, spoken and written, and the same is true today.  Read more...

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