This volume deals with the complex question of time and aspect in ancient Egyptian. The first part presents an original theoretical model which challenges some well-established facts in general linguistics. The functioning of aspect is explained as a dialectic process between the grammatical tenses, the actionality of events, the semantic roles of the participants, and diverse lexical means. The second part examines the expression of aspect in ancient Egyptian, with a diachronic presentation from the beginning down to Late Egyptian. The third and last part is devoted to the study of the temporal relation. The argumentation is illustrated by more than 800 examples and numerous figures.
Temps et aspect en égyptien
Camilla Di Biase-Dyson, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
In Foreigners and Egyptians in the Late Egyptian Stories Camilla Di Biase-Dyson applies linguistics, literary theory and historical approaches to four of the Late Egyptian Stories to show how language was exploited to establish the narrative roles of literary protagonists.
Harold M. Hays, Leiden University
The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts form the oldest body of religious texts in the world. This book weds traditional philology to linguistic anthropology to associate them with two spheres of ritual action, mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife.
Using a wide range of archaeological and inscriptional data this book explores the social historical transformation of the early Egyptian temples from locally based institutions to royal ones during the 3rd millennium BC (Dynasty 0 to 11).
This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of the evidence concerning the political, social, economic, religious and cultural connections between Ancient Nubia and Egypt from the special viewpoint of Lower Nubia, the frontier region between the First and Second Nile Cataracts.
Edited by Sue H. D'Auria
This volume presents a novel analysis of complement clauses in Earlier Egyptian language. The grammar of these constructions is shown to be organised around a system for expressing Irrealis and Realis modality.
Val Hinckley Sederholm
This new reading of a unique Egyptian spell illuminates Egypt’s Graeco-Roman Period. The author considers such linguistic features as taboo, the efficacy of magical words and names, and the role of stars and fate in the slaughter of divine enemies as portrayed in the text.
This richly illustrated book presents a history of Egyptian late antique–early Byzantine (Coptic) art in its international stylistic, social and intellectual context.
Ellen Fowles Morris
This volume utilizes both archaeological and textual data pertaining to Egyptian military bases to examine the evolution of Egypt's foreign policy in the New Kingdom. The types of structures erected to house soldiers and administrators in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya differed in ways that ...
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