The History of Language
Lecture no. 10 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Investigate the importance of language, the third pillar of decipherment, by starting with the story of the decipherment of ancient Sumerian, the language of ancient Mesopotamia. Learn how scholars known as philologists or historical linguists use the comparative method of linguistic reconstruction to compare related languages and reconstruct their shared ancestor.