A bibliography of classifier studies in Egyptology  𓏞
(Under preparation)

In Press

Goldwasser, Orly. In press a. “Des déterminatifs aux classifcateurs: la catégorisation dans l’écriture des anciens Égyptiens.” In Guide des écritures de l’Égypte antique, edited by S. Polis, 164-171. Le Caire: coll. Les Guides de l’Ifao, 1.

Goldwasser, Orly. In Press. “Was There an ‘Animal’ in Ancient Egypt? Studies in Lexica and Classifier Systems, with a Glimpse Towards Sumer.” In Seen Not Heard: Composition, Iconicity, and the Classifier Systems of Logosyllabic Scripts. March 2–3, 2017 Proceedings.

 

2021

Simon Thuault. 2021. “Classification of "directive speech acts" in Egyptian teaching texts.” Edited by Patricia Mora Riudavets, Jónatan Ortiz García, Raúl Sánchez Casado, Sergio Alarcón Robledo, Marta Arranz Cárcamo, and Albert Planelles Orozco. Abstract

Gaelle Chantrain. 2021. “Classification Strategies from the End of the Ramesside Period until the Late Period: a Living System.” Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 148, 1, Pp. 50–64.

Susana Soler. 2021. “Los orígenes del sincretismo Seth-Baal. Seth y la tormenta según los clasificadores de los Textos de los Sarcófagos del Reino Medio” (‘The Beginning of the Syncretism Seth-Baal. Seth and the Storm according to the Classifiers of the Middle.” In “Sentido de un empeño”. Homenatge a Gregorio del Olmo Lete. , edited by Ll. Feliu, A. Millet, and J. Vidal, Pp. 461-475. Barcino: Monographica Orientalia.

 

2020

Gaëlle Chantrain. 2020. “Eléments de la terminologie du temps en égyptien ancien: une étude de sémantique lexicale en diachronie.”. 

Simon Thuault. 2020. “La dissemblance graphémique à l'Ancien Empire: essai de grammatologie cognitive.”. 

Alfonso Vives Cuesta and Silvia Nicolás Alonso. 2020. “Parámetros de clasificación zoológica comparados: la familia Anatidae en egipcio y sumerio.”. 

Andréas Stauder. 2020. “Scripts.” Edited by Elizabeth Bloxam and Ian Shaw. 

Julien Cooper. 2020. Toponymy on the Periphery: Placenames of the Eastern Desert, Red Sea, and South Sinai in Egyptian Documents from the Early Dynastic until the End of the New Kingdom. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

 

2019

Jean Winand. 2019. “Did you say synonyms? The case of pḥ and spr in Late Egyptian.” In In Festschrift für Hans- Werner Fischer-Elfert, ed. M. Brose, Fr. Naether, Dietrich Raue, and Tonio Sebastian Richter., Pp. 1235-1274. de Gruyter.

Elisabeth Steinbach-Eicke. 2019. “Taste metaphors in Hieroglyphic Egyptian.” Perception Metaphors, 19, Pp. 145.

 

2018

Silvia Zago. 2018. “Classifying the Duat.” Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 145, 2, Pp. 205–218.

Stéphane Polis. 2018. “The Functions and Toposyntax of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Exploring the Iconicity and Spatiality of Pictorial Graphemes.” Signata. Annales des sémiotiques/Annals of Semiotics, 9, Pp. 291–363.

Francesca Iannarilli. 2018. “Write to dominate reality: graphic alteration of anthropomorphic signs in the Pyramids Texts.” Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, 17, Pp. 37-46.

 

2017

Jacobus van Dijk. 2017. “The cloaked man determinative.” In The cultural manifestation of religious experience: studies in honour of Boyo G. Ockinga, edited by Camilla Di Biase-Dyson and Leonie Donovan, Pp. 327-337. Munster: Ugarit.

Mark-Jan Nederhof and Fahrurrozi Rahman. 2017. “A probabilistic model of Ancient Egyptian writing.” Journal of Language Modelling, 5, 1, Pp. 131–163.

T. Pommerening and W. Bisang (eds.). 2017. Classification from Antiquity to Modern Times. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter.

Gaëlle Chantrain and Camilla Di Biase-Dyson. 2017. “Making a Case for Multidimensionality in Ramesside Figurative Language.” Lingua Aegyptia, 25, Pp. 41-66.

Selz G. J, C. Grinevald, and O. Goldwasser. 2017. “The Question of Sumerian Determinatives: Inventory, Classifier Analysis, and Comparison to Egyptian Classifiers.” Lingua Aegyptia, 25, Pp. 64 pp.

Orly Goldwasser. 2017. “What Is a horse?—Lexical acculturation and classification in Egyptian, Sumerian, and Nahuatl.” In T. Pommerening and W. Bisang (eds.), Classification from Antiquity to Modern Times, Pp. 45-66. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter.

2016

Felix Relats Montserrat. 2016. “la recherche des sens d'un determinatif (ii): les usages d'un signe D19.” NeHeT, 19, Pp. 77-121.

Yongsheng Chen. 2016. “The prototypical determinatives in Egyptian and Chinese writing.” Scripta, 8, Pp. 101-126.

J. Winand. 2016. “The Syntax-Semantics Interface in Earlier Egyptian: a Case Study in Verbs of Cognition.” In J. P. Allen, M. Collier & A. Stauder: Coping with Obscurity: The Brown Workshop on Earlier Egyptian Grammar, Pp. 109-139. Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press.

Gaelle Chantrain. 2016. “Une journe dans le temps et l'espace: quelques remarques lexicales au sujet de hrw et grH.” In Guilhou. Oxford: Liber amicorum - speculum siderum: N?t Astrophoros. Papers presented to Alicia Maravelia, 151. : Archaeopress.

 

2015

Haili Wang. 2015. “Chinese approaches to Egyptian hieroglyphs: liushu and bushou.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenl?ndischen Gesellschaft, 165, 2, Pp. 279-302.

Rune Nyord. 2015. “Cognitive Linguistics.” UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, 1, Pp. 1.

Eliese-Sophia Lincke. 2015. “The "determinative" is prescribed and yet chosen: a systematic view on Egyptian classifiers.” In Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists: University of the Aegean, Rhodes, May 22-29, 2008., edited by P. Kousoulis and N. Lazaridis, Pp. 1425-1434. Leuven: Peeters.

Frank Kammerzell. 2015. “Egyptian Verb Classifiers.” In Proceedings of the Xth International Congress of Egyptologists, Rhodes May 22-29, 2008, edited by P. Kousoulis and N. Lazaridis, Pp. 1395-1416. Leuven: Peeters.

Stephane Polis and Serge Rosmorduc. 2015. “The Hieroglyphic Sign Functions: Suggestions for a Revised Taxonomy.” In Fuzzy boundaries: Festschrift for Antonio Loprieno 1, edited by M. Mueller M. Ronsdorf D. Amstutz, A. Dorn and S. Uljas, Pp. 149-174. Hamburg: Widmaier.

Émeline Pulicani. 2015. “Observations sur le déterminatif de l’œil fardé dans les vocables relatifs à l’architecture.” Cahiers de Recherches de l’Institut de Papyrologie et d’Égyptologie de Lille, 30, Pp. 217 - 221.

​Eliese-Sophia Lincke. 2015. “Raumwissen in Hieroglyphen. Die sprachliche Kategorisierung des ägyptischen Ortes Sile (Tjaru) aus prototypentheoretischer Sicht.” Raumwissen und Wissensräume. Beiträge des interdisziplinären Theorie-Workshops für Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen, eTopoi, Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volum, 5, Pp. 127–155.

 

2014

Gaelle Chantrain. 2014. “The Use of Classifiers in the New Kingdom: A Global Reorganization of the Classifiers System?” Lingua Aegyptia, 22, Pp. 39-59.

 

2013

Jean Winand and Alessandro Stella. 2013. Lexique du Moyen Egyptien. Avec une introduction grammaticale et une liste des mots présentés selon le classificateur sémantique. Liège: PUL.

 

2012

Yue Hui Ting and Francis Bond. 2012. “Comparing Classifier use in Chinese and Japanese.” In Proceedings of the 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, Pp. 264–271.

Eliese-Sophia Lincke and Frank Kammerzell. 2012. “Egyptian Classifiers at the Interface of Lexical � Semantics and Pragmatics.” In Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian., edited by St. Polis Grossman and W. Jean, Pp. 55-112. Hamburg: Widmaier.

Eliese-Sophia Lincke and Silvia Kutscher. 2012. “Motivated sign formation in Hieroglyphic Egyptian and German Sign Language (DGS). Towards a typology of iconic signs in visual linguistic systems.” In Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian, edited by Eitan Grossman, St\´ephane Polis, and Jean Winand, Pp. 113 – 140. Hamburg: Widmaier. Abstract

Orly Goldwasser and Colette Grinevald. 2012. “What Are Determinatives Good For?” In Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian., edited by St. Polis E. Grossman and J. Winand, Pp. 17-53. Hamburg: Widmaier.

 

2011

Wolfgang Schenkel. 2011. “Wie ikonisch ist die altägyptische Schrift?” Lingua Aegyptia, 19, Pp. 125–153.

Eliese-Sophia Lincke. 2011. Die Prinzipien der Klassifizierung im Altaegyptischen. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Arlette David. 2011. “The nmH and the paradox of the voiceless in the Eloquent Peasant.” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 97, Pp. 73-85.

2010

Christian Cannuyer. 2010. La girafe dans l’Égypte ancienne et le verbe sr: étude de lexicographie et de symbolique animalière. Brussels: Belgisch Genootschap voor Oosterse Studiën / Société Belge d’Études Orientales.

Orly Goldwasser. 2010. “"The Aten is the “energy of light”: new evidence from the script.” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, 46, Pp. 159-165.

Rachel Aronin. 2010. “‘Sitting among the Great Gods’: Denoting Divinity in the Papyrus of Nu.” Millions of Jubilees: Studies in Honor of David P. Silverman, 2, Pp. 49.

Niv Allon. 2010. “At the Outskirts of a System: Classifiers and Word Dividers in Foreign Phrases and Texts.” Lingua Aegyptia, 18, Pp. 1-17.

 

2009

Abdou el Kerety. 2009. “Notes on the determinative nḏ.” Göttinger Miszellen, 222, Pp. 13 - 18.

 

2008

Racheli Shalomi-Hen. 2008. “The bearded woman and the queen: The formation and transformation of female divine classifiers.” In Sex and gender in ancient Egypt. don your wig for a joyful hour, edited by Carolyn Graves-Brown, Pp. 179-189. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales.

Anthony J. Spalinger. 2008. “A Garland of Determinatives.” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 98, Pp. 139-164.

Orly Golwasser. 2008. “A Comparison between Classifier Language and Classifier Script: The Case of Ancient Egyptian.” In A Festschrift for Hans Jakob Polotsky, edited by G. Goldenberg, Pp. 16-39. A Festschrift for Hans Jakob Polotsky. Jerusalem: Magnes Press: Jerusalem.

 

2007

Arlette David. 2007. “Ancient Egyptian Forensic Metaphors and Categories.” Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 134, Pp. 1 - 14.

A McDonald. 2007. “A metaphor for troubled times: the Seth deity determinative in the First Intermediate Period.” Zeitschrift für Ägyptologische Sprache, 134, Pp. 26 - 39.

Niv Allon. 2007. “Seth is Baal: Evidence from the Script.” Agypten und Levante, 17, Pp. 15-22.

 

2006

O. Goldwasser. 2006. “On the New Definition of Classifier Languages and Scripts.” Lingua Aegyptia, 14, Pp. 473–484.

Racheli Shalomi-Hen. 2006. The Writing of Gods: the Evolution of Divine Classifiers in the Old Kingdom.. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

O. Goldwasser. 2006. “A Comparison between Classifier Language and Classifier Script: The Case of Ancient Egyptian.” In A Festschrift for Hans Jakob Polotsky, edited by G. Goldenberg, Pp. 16-39. Jerusalem: Magnes Press.

 

2005

Orly Goldwasser. 2005. “Where is Metaphor? Conceptual Metaphor and Alternative Classification in the Hieroglyphic Script.” Metaphor & Symbol, 20, 2, Pp. 95-113.

 

2004

Angela McDonald. 2004. “Review of Goldwasser (2002).” Lingua Aegyptia, 12, Pp. 235-244.

 

2003

O. Goldwasser. 2003. “The Building Blocks of a Conceptual Category: The Ancient Egyptian Evidence.” In Philosophers and Hieroglyphs, edited by L. Morra & C. Bazzanella, Pp. 219–236. Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier.

M. Beatrice Galgano. 2003. “Derrida's De la Grammatologie and Hieroglyphic Writing.” In Philosophers and Hieroglyphs, edited by L. Morra and C. Bazzanella, Pp. 140-158. Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier.

Antonio Loprieno. 2003. “Is the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Determinative Chosen or Prescribed?” In Philosophers and Hieroglyphs, edited by L. Morra and C. Bazzanella, Pp. 237-250. Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier.

Pascal Vernus. 2003. “Ideogramme et phonogramme ? l'?preuve de la figurativit?: les intermittences de l'homophonie.” In Philosophers and Hieroglyphs, edited by Lucia Morra and Carla Bazzanella, Pp. 205-212. Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier.

2002

Orly Golwasser. 2002. Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes. Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt.. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

O. Goldwasser. 2002. Prophets, lovers and giraffes: wor(l)d classification in ancient Egypt.. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag.

 

2001

Racheli Shalomi-Hen. 2001. Classifying the Divine: Determinatives and Categorisation in CT 335 and BD 17. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

O.  Goldwasser. 2001. “‘HIEROGLYPHS’.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. oxford and N.Y: Oxford University Press.

 

2000

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald. 2000. Classifiers: A Typology of Noun Categorization Devices. . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Arlette David. 2000. “De l'inf?riorit? ? la perturbation: l'oiseau du " mal " et la cat?gorisation en ?gypte � ancienne.” G?ttinger Orientforschungen IV/, 38.

 

1999

Richard Parkinson. 1999. Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment. University of California Press.

O. Goldwasser. 1999. “The Determinative System as a Mirror of World Organization.” Göttinger  Miszellen, 170, Pp. 73-93.

Wawrzyniec Smoczynski. 1999. “Seeking Structure in the Lexicon: On Some Cognitive-Functional Aspects of Determinative Assignment.” Lingua Aegyptia, 6, Pp. 153-162.

 

1998

Wolfgang Schenkel. 1998. “Graphien der 1. Person Plural mit Personendeterminativ in den Sargtexten.” Göttinger Miszellen, 165, Pp. 91 - 98.

 

1997

Paul J. Frandsen. 1997. “On Categorization and Metaphorical Structuring: Some Remarks on Egyptian Art and Language.” Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 7, Pp. 71-104.

 

1995

Orly Golwasser. 1995. From Icon to Metaphor. Fribourg & Gottingen: University Press Fribourg; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

O.  Goldwasser. 1995. From icon to metaphor: studies in the semiotics of the hieroglyphs.University Press, 1995.. Fribourg: University Press.

 

1994

Jochem Kahl. 1994. Das System der ägyptischen Hieroglyphenschrift in der 0.-3. Dynastie. Göttinger Orientforschungen 4. Reihe: Ägypten 29. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

 

1993

Frank Kammerzell. 1993. “Aristoteles, und ?gyptische Phonologie: zu systematischen Verschiedenheiten von geschriebener und gesprochener Sprache.” In Sesto Congresso internazionale di egittologia: atti 2, edited by Anonymous, Pp. 243-251. Torino: International Association of Egyptologists.

 

1992

Erik Hornung. 1992. Idea into Image. Princeton: Timkem Publishers.

R. H. Wilkinson. 1992. Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture.. London: Thames and Hudson.

 

1991

Orly Goldwasser and Nathaniel Laor. 1991. “The Allure of the Holy Glyphs: A Psycholinguistic Perspective on the Egyptian Script.” Göttinger Miszellen, 123, Pp. 37 - 51.

 

1986

Noel Rude. 1986. “Graphemic Classifiers in Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Mesopotamian Cuneiform.” In Noun Classes and Categorization: Proceedings of a Symposium on Categorization and Noun Classification., edited by C. Craig (Grinevald), Pp. 133-138. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Pascal Vernus. 1986. “L'ecriture hieroglyphique: une ecriture duplicee.” Cahiers Confrontation, 16, Pp. 59-66.

1984

Wolfgang Schenkel. 1984. “Schrift.” In Lexikon der Agyptologie V, edited by W. Helck and W. Westendorf, Pp. 713-735. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

 

1983

Wolfgang Schenkel. 1983. Aus der Arbeit an einer Konkordanz zu den altägyptischen Sargtexten: Teil 1: Zur Transkription des Hieroglyphisch-Ägyptischen. Teil 2: Zur Pluralbildung des Ägyptischen. Göttinger Orientforschungen, 4. Reihe: Ägypten 12. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Teil 1 unter Mitarbeit von Rainer Hannig. (Appendix 3 includes a classifiers list).

 

1978

Raphael Giveon. 1978. “Determinatives in the hieroglyphic writing of Canaanite names.” In R. Giveon, The impact of Egypt on Canaan: Iconographical and related studies, Pp. 15 -21. ; Göttingen: Universitätsverlag; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Freiburg (Schweiz).

 

1973

Dieter Kurth. 1973. “Götter determinieren Götter.” Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, 5, Pp. 175 - 181.

Henry G. Fischer. 1973. “Redundant Determinatives in The Old Kingdom.” Metropolitan Museum Journal, 8, Pp. 7 - 25.

 

1972

Peter Kaplony. 1972. Die Prinzipien der Hieroglyphenschrift. Verlag nicht ermittelbar.

1969

Georges Posener. 1969. “Sur l’emploi euphémique de xftj(w) “ennemi(s).” Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 96, 1, Pp. 30-35.

 

1965

Sebastianus Bartina. 1965. “Determinativi aegyptiaci Gardiner A 14 origo praedynastica.” Boletín de la Asociación Española de Orientalistas, 1, Pp. 149-15.

1957

Alan H. Gardiner. 1957. Egyptian grammar; being an introduction to the study of hieroglyphs. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

1951

Alan. Gardiner. 1951. “A grim metaphor.” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 37, Pp. 29-31.

1949

Étienne Drioton and others. 1949. “Dissimilations graphiques dans les textes des pyramides”.

1925

Theodor. Dombart. 1925. “Die Bedeutung des Determinativs Aa17.” JSOR, 9, Pp. 233 - 240.

1922

H. Wiesmann. 1922. “Die Determinative des sprechenden Mannes und der Buchrolle in den Pyramidentexten.” Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 57, Pp. 73 - 77.

1836

Jean-Francois Champollion. 1836. Grammaire Égyptienne, Ou Principes Généraux De L'écriture Sacrée Égyptienne Appliquée À La Représentation De La Langue Parlée. Paris : Typographie de Firman Didot Frères.