The style and general structure of this text is inspired by Thomas O. Lambdin’s Introduction to Sahidic Coptic, one of the most lucid and instructive beginning grammars I have encountered.

The approach to the Ugaritic language adopted in this introduction is linked directly to the instruction I received from Dr. Dennis Pardee. To him I owe a multitude of thanks. As a rule, I do not cite other grammars or articles throughout this Introduction. I would like to acknowledge the influence the following works have had on my understanding of Ugaritic language.

Bordreuil, Pierre, and Dennis Pardee. 2009. Manual of Ugaritic. Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic 3. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns.

Greenstein, Edward L. 2006. Forms and Functions of the Finite Verb in Ugaritic Narrative Verse. In Steven E. Fassberg and Avi Hurvitz, eds., Biblical Hebrew in Its Northwest Semitic Setting: Typological and Historical Perspectives:75-102. Jerusalem, Winona Lake: Magnes, Eisenbrauns.

Huehnergard, John. 1987. Ugaritic Vocabulary in Syllabic Transcription. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

Tropper, Josef. 2000. Ugaritische Grammatik. Alter Orient und Altes Testament 273. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag. (cf. Pardee, Dennis. 2003-2004. Review of Ugaritische Grammatik, by Josef Tropper. Archiv für Orientforschung 50:1-404.