The confrontation of the magisterial Wörterbuch der Ägyptischen Sprache (12 volumes, publ. 1926-1963) and the enormous possibilities for lexicography offered by modern techniques forms the subject of this new volume in Brill's monograph series Probleme der Ägyptologie.
It consists of papers offering of course an appreciation of the Wörterbuch, but also thorough contributions highlighting specific lexicographical and linguistic problems, and the new approaches and concepts in these fields. New directions for (Egyptian) lexicography are appearing, profiting from, and combining the solid lexicographical methodologies of the past, and computer-aided innovations of today.
Stefan Grunert, Dr.phil. (1977) in Egyptology, Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Berlin, is staff member of the "Altägyptisches Wörterbuch"-project. He has published on Demotic texts (Berlin/Leiden 1981).
Ingelore Hafemann, Dr. Phil. (1990) in Egyptology, Humboldt-University of Berlin, is staff member of the "Altägyptisches Wörterbuch"-project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.