Syntactic Change in Akkadian, the evolution...

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Author  Guy Deutscher
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   December 15, 2000
ISBN  0198299885
Pages  219

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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.

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