Egyptian-Coptic linguistics in typological perspective

Eitan Grossman (Editor), Martin Haspelmath (Editor), Tonio Sebastian Richter (Editor)

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This volume presents the Egyptian-Coptic language in cross-linguistic (‘typological’) perspective. It is aimed at linguists of all stripes, especially typologists, historical linguists, and specialists in Egyptian-Coptic, Afroasiatic languages, or African languages. Uniquely, the contributions are written by both typologists and experts of Egyptian-Coptic and typologists. The former provide case studies dealing with particular aspects of the various phases of the Egyptian-Coptic language (e.g., COLLIER on conditional constructions), while the latter situate Egyptian-Coptic data in cross-linguistic perspective (e.g., those by GUELDEMANN and GENSLER). The volume also includes an introductory section that includes an overview of the Egyptian-Coptic language (HASPELMATH), a sketch of its sociohistorical setting (GROSSMAN & RICHTER), its relationship with language typology (RICHTER), and the way in which Egyptian-Coptic data should be presented to nonspecialists, focusing on transliteration and glossing (GROSSMAN & HASPELMATH).This is the first book to bring together language typology and the Egyptian-Coptic language in an explicit fashion.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin; Boston
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages578
ISBN (Electronic)3110346516, 3110394596, 3110555131
ISBN (Print)3110346397, 9783110346398
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameEmpirical approaches to language typology
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton (formerly Mouton, The Hague)


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