By Roger D. Woodard
This booklet, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's historical Languages, describes the traditional languages of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aksum, for the benefit of scholars and experts operating in that region. every one bankruptcy of the paintings specializes in someone language or, in a few cases, a suite of heavily similar types of a language. supplying a whole descriptive presentation, every one of those chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and locations the language inside its right linguistic and ancient context. the amount brings jointly a world array of students, each one a number one professional in historical language research. whereas designed essentially for students and scholars of linguistics, this paintings will end up precious to all whose reviews take them into the area of historical language.