In this magnum opus, N.J.C. Kouwenberg presents a thorough, modern analysis of the Akkadian verbal system, taking into account all the currently available evidence for the language during the course of the long period of its attestation. This book will be of great interest for students of the Akkadian language and of the literature that exists in that language. It is also a resource for students of general linguistics who are interested in the study of how languages are shaped and how they change over the course of a long history.
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There are good reasons to believe that [Kouwenberg’s] volume . . . will deservedly become the standard descriptive and historical grammar of Akkadian for several generations to come. Kouwenberg’s treatment of the Akkadian verb so often and so fruitfully encroaches upon neighboring domains of grammar that the cumulative value of his study goes far beyond the verbal system alone. All in all, while some aspects of Akkadian phonology, morphology (pronouns and nouns), and syntax (simple and complex sentences) still have to await a similarly comprehensive treatment, one may confidently conclude that about two-thirds (if not three-quarters) of the difficult task of creating a new fundamental grammar of the Akkadian language has been carried out—and in a truly admirable way
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