The Egyptian-Coptic language: its setting in space, time and culture

Eitan Grossman, Tonio Sebastian Richter

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The goal of this article is to provide the non-Egyptological reader with some background information about the Egyptian-Coptic language, focusing on its genealogical affiliations and diachrony, as well as the types of texts in which the language is attested. For a typologically-oriented overview of some central aspects of Egyptian- Coptic language structures, see Haspelmath (this volume)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEgyptian-Coptic Linguistics in Typological Perspective
EditorsEitan Grossman, Martin Haspelmath, Tonio Sebastian Richter
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
Number of pages34
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

Name Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT]


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