By Roger D. Woodard

This booklet, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's historic Languages, describes the traditional languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia, for the ease of scholars and experts operating in that quarter. every one bankruptcy of the paintings specializes in a person language or, in a few cases, a collection of heavily similar forms of a language. delivering an entire descriptive presentation, each one of those chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and locations the language inside of its right linguistic and old context. the quantity brings jointly a world array of students, each one a number one expert in historical language learn. whereas designed basically for students and scholars of linguistics, this paintings will end up important to all whose experiences take them into the world of old language.

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