Ed. by Novák, Mirko / Hazenbos, Joost / Mittermayer, Catherine / Suter, Claudia E.
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On the Lexical Background of the Amarna Glosses
The gloss phenomenon is one aspect of the Amarna letters that has attracted much interest from scholars. Most studies on these glosses have focused on linguistic features, while comparatively few have attempted to understand their cultural background. Based on the identification of a number of glosses that appear to be unnecessary from a functional point of view, this paper tentatively postulates that these types of glosses could be elements that scribes extracted from lexical lists that they had used in their training with the purpose of hinting at their professional background.