These Lectures were written for students of the University of Cambridge towards the end of the nineteenth century by the eminent Semitist William Wright. The Lectures are full of valuable and accurate data drawn from a variety of Semitic languages. While more recent studies on the comparative linguistics of Semitic have appeared, Wright's Lectures remain a classic in the field.
- General survey of the semitic languages and their diffusion and of the Semitic alphabet, origin, and writing
- Preface and additional notes by William Robertson Smith
- New introduction by Patrick Benneth
- Title: Lectures on the Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages
- Author: William Wright
- Publisher: Gorgias Press
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 288
About William Wright
William Wright (1830–1889) was a famed British Orientalist and Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. His authored and edited works include A Short History of Syriac Literature, Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, and Fragments of the Homilies of Cyril of Alexandria on the Gospel of S. Luke.