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Title: Old Avestan Syntax and Stylistics
Subtitle: With an edition of the texts
Written By: Martin L. West
Series Title: De Gruyter Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Neue Folge 13

This is the first modern comprehensive account of the syntax of Old Avestan,
the earliest known form of Iranian language, attested in the Gathas of
Zarathushtra and the Liturgy in Seven Chapters. It is based on the most up-to-
date understanding of the texts, while following traditional principles of
grammatical analysis. There are also substantial sections on word order,
stylistics, and figures of speech. Translations are provided for almost all
passages quoted. The work will be welcomed by Iranianists as well as by
historical linguists with wider Indo-European interests.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Avestan
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110253085
Pages: 184
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110253092
Pages: 184
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95