Carsten Peust, Egyptian Phonology. An Introduction to the Phonology of a Dead Language, 1999, ISBN 3-933043-02-6, 368 S. / pp., fest gebunden / hardbound, EUR 38,00.

This book presents an overview of Egyptian historical phonology and adresses Egyptologists as well as readers with a general linguistic background. The book does not give synchronic descriptions of different stages of the language in chronological order. Instead, it is arranged by phonological topics (consonants, vowels, syllable structure, prosody), each section being discussed from a diachronic perspective. The presentation differs from the mainstream opinion in crucial points such as the interpretation of the Coptic vowel system and the syllable structure rules of pre-Coptic Egyptian, which leads to a reinterpretation of numerous minor phonological rules as well.