Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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EAGLL - Introduction

(2,495 words)

Author(s): Georgios K. Giannakis
Need for an Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) Brill has initiated a series of encyclopedic works on languages and their linguistic description. Thus far two such works have been published, the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (in 5 volumes; 2006-2009), and the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (which appeared in 2013 in four volumes). The third work in the series is the present Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. The EAGLL is published in a hard-copy print version (in 3 volumes) and in an elec…
Date: 2014-01-22

EAGLL - Transcription, Abbreviations, Bibliography

(837 words)

Author(s): Georgios K. Giannakis
In principle, Greek words are given only in transliterated form, sometimes in phonetic transcription as well. Greek characters are used only if it is absolutely necessary, e.g. in quotes from inscriptions, in entries dealing with issues of phonetics, writing and the like. More specifically, in the entries on inscriptions, sometimes the Greek script is used (but not consistently) followed by transliteration within slashes or square brackets in roman type; the same goes for Mycenaean: the usual transliteration in italics, followed by transcription in roman type, e.g. qa-si-re-u [gʷ…