This volume is the outcome of a workshop on Ancient Egyptian syntax held in Liège in 2011. The contributions deal with several central topics in syntactic analysis – like coordination, control and raising, gradience, or non-expression of participants – but also investigate the relationship between syntax and other domains, from morphology to pragmatics, with special attention to construction types and grammaticalization processes. The studies cover the whole Ancient Egyptian corpus, from Old Egyptian down to Coptic, in both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. All of the papers share a common concern, namely, the relationship between form and function in Ancient Egyptian grammar. As such, the papers go beyond the descriptive level and address numerous stimulating ‘why?’ questions.