Peter T. Daniels

Peter T. Daniels ( born December 11, 1951) is an American linguist.


Daniels studied languages ​​at Cornell University and the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Chicago State University and was a visiting professor at three continents. Today Daniels lives in New York and has been working for a book publisher.

Peter Daniels has specialized in the subject heading. Coming from the Arab Zähltradition and standing for an alphabetic sort order term abjad he has since 1990 translated into a series of publications on the term for a particular, vowel -less alphabet font type ( also Abugida ), but is not there remained unchallenged. Together with William Bright, he is editor of the extensive standard work The World 's Writing Systems ( German: The writing systems of the world).


  • Introduction to the Semitic Languages ​​. Text Specimens and Grammatical Sketches. Translation of the work of Gotthelf Bergstraesser into English. Eisenbrauns 1983. ISBN 0931464102
  • Peter T. Daniels, William Bright: The World 's Writing Systems. Oxford University Press, Oxford 1996. ISBN 0195079930
  • From Cyrus to Alexander. A History of the Persian Empire. Translation of the work of Pierre Briant into English. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, 2002. ISBN 1575060310
  • Linguist
  • University teachers (Milwaukee )
  • University teachers (Chicago State University)
  • Americans
  • Born in 1951
  • Man