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Bilingualism in Ancient Society : Language Contact and the Written Word - J. N. Adams

Bilingualism in Ancient Society

Language Contact and the Written Word

By: J. N. Adams (Editor), Mark Janse (Editor), Simon Swain (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2002
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Bilingualism - the field of language contact - has seen an explosion of work in recent years, yet relatively little of this has focused on written texts. This volume aims to introduce classicists, ancient historians, and other scholars interested in sociolinguistic research to the evidence of bilingualism in the ancient Mediterranean world. Language contact intruded into virtually every aspect of ancient life, and topics which have been fashionable in sociolinguistics for some time have now begun to attract the attention of scholars working in Graceo-Roman studies. The fifteen original essays in this collection, which have been written by well-regarded experts, cover theoretical and methodological issues and key aspects of the contact between Latin and Greek and among Latin, Greek, and other languages. The collection is held together by a wide-ranging introduction which discusses the many important topics recurring in the volume in the light of current work in classics and sociolinguistics.

...a very successful and highly interesting book, to be recommended to all students of language contact. Journal of Sociolinguistics ...an outstanding and admirably coherent volume. Bryn Mawr Classical Review All in all, this is a very successful and highly interesting book, to be recommended to all students of language contact. Journal of Sociolinguistics

1: J. N. Adams and S. Swain: Introduction 1 Introductory

2: D. Langslow: Approaching Bilingualism in Corpus Languages 3: K. Versteegh: Dead or Alive? the Status of the Standard Language 2. Greek-Latin Bilingualism

4: F. Biville: Greco-Romans and Greco-Latin: a Terminological Framework for Cases of Bilingualism 5: J. N. Adams: Bilingualism at Delos 6: S. Swain: Bilingualism in Cicero? The Evidence of Code-Switching 7: M. Leiwo: From Contact to Mixture: Bilingual Inscriptions from Italy 3. Greek and other Languages

8: I. Rutherford: Interference of Translationese? Some Patterns in Lycian-Greek Bilingualism 9: P. Fewster: Bilingualism in Roman Egypt 10: C. Brixhe: Greek and Phrygian in the High Roman Empire 11: Z. Rubin: Res Gestae Divi Saporis: Greek and Middle Iranian in a Document of Sasanian, anti-Roman propaganda 12: D. Taylor: Bilingualism and Diglossia in Late Antique Syria and Mesopotamis 13: M. Janse: Aspects of Bilingualism in the History of the Greek Language 4. Latin and Other Languages

14: P. Burton: Assessing Latin-Gothic Interaction 15: P. Flobert: Latin-Frankish Bilingualism in Sixth-Century Gaul: the Latin of Clovis

ISBN: 9780199245062
ISBN-10: 0199245061
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 1st December 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.75