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Syntactic Change in Akkadian, the evolution of sentential complementation

ISBN13: 9780198299882
ISBN: 0198299885
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $199.0
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Pages: 219
Average Goodreads rating: 3.00/5

Akkadian, an ancient Semitic language spoken in Assyria and Babylonia, is one of the earliest known languages, with a surviving written history from 2500BC to 500BC. Guy Deutscher investigates its development over these two millennia. He shows that changes in the language can be linked to the emergence of complex patterns of communication required by an increasingly sophisticated civilization.