The Ancient Languages of Asia Minor
This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World’s Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Asia Minor, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.
• An authoritative reference work to the ancient languages of Asia Minor • This convenient, portable paperback retains the award-winning page layout of the original Encyclopedia • Includes a new introduction specific to this geographical areaContents
Editor’s foreword Roger D. Woodard; 1. Language in ancient Asia Minor: an introduction Roger D. Woodard; 2. Hittite Calvert Watkins; 3. Luvain H. Craig Melchert; 4. Palaic H. Craig Melchert; 5. Lycian H. Craig Melchert; 6. Lydian H. Craig Melchert; 7. Carian H. Craig Melchert; 8. Phrygian Claude Brixhe; 9. Hurrian Gernot Wilhelm; 10. Urartian Gernot Wilhelm; 11. Classical Armenian James P. T. Clackson; 12. Early Georgian Kevin Tuite; Appendix 1. Full table of contents from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World’s Ancient Languages.