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Sumerian Language, 3rd Edition
An Introduction to its History & Grammatical Structure

By Marie-Louise Thomsen
December 2001
Akademisk Forlag / Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN: 87-500-3654-8
376 pages
$109.00 paperback

This volume gives an extensive description of Sumerian grammar based on texts dating from the middle of the third millennium to the end of the Old Babylonian period (about 1600 B.C.). Earlier theories, especially concerning the verbal system, the most difficult chapter of Sumerian grammar, are discussed. Furthermore, this book also deals with the history of the Sumerian language and its use in literary and religious texts in the Old Babylonian period when it was already a dead language. This new edition contains a supplementary bibliography.

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