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Extinct ancient or medieval languages

  • The Horse, the Wheel, and Languageby David W. Anthony

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking... more...

  • The Cradle of Languageby Rudolf Botha; Chris Knight

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    This book is the first to focus on the African origins of human language. It explores the origins of language and culture 250,000-150,000 years ago when modern humans evolved in Africa. Internationally renowned scholars address the fossil, genetic, and archaeological evidence and critically examine the ways it has been interpreted. - ;This book is... more...

  • The Prehistory of Languageby Rudolf Botha; Chris Knight

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    Prominent linguists, cognitive scientists, archaeologists, primatologists, anthropologists, and natural scientists examine issues and advances in understanding language evolution, ranging from the co-evolution of language and music to the evolutionary biology of language. An important and stylish contribution to a fascinating area of research. - ;'When,... more...

  • The Ancient Languages of Europeby Roger D. Woodard

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 43.00

    A convenient, portable paperback derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. more...

  • The Ancient Languages of Asia Minorby Roger D. Woodard

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 43.00

    A convenient, portable paperback, first published in 2008, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. more...

  • The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabiaby Roger D. Woodard

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 43.00

    This 2008 book is a convenient, portable paperback derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. more...

  • Die hethitische Literaturby Volkert Haas

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 119.00

    This unique work provides a compendium of Hittite literary texts of all genres with detailed extracts and paraphrases and furnishes a comprehensible non-specialist commentary. In his selection, Volkert Haas takes account both of stylistic features and in particular of the traditions of motives and topoi in Ancient Greece and in the Old Testament. more...

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