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Lingua Franca in the Mediterranean - J. E. Wansborough

Lingua Franca in the Mediterranean


Published: 14th October 1996
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The subject of this study is the language of commerce and diplomacy during the period from 1500 BCE to 1500 CE. Based on texts of chancery provenance, its aim is the identification of a linguistic sub-system that effected and informed the major channel of international relations. The standard procedures of contact and exchange generated a format that facilitated inter-lingual transfer of concepts and terms. Lingua Franca refers to the several natural languages that served as vehicle in the transfer, but also to the format itself.

Orbits; chancery practice; Lingua Franca.

ISBN: 9780700703098
ISBN-10: 0700703098
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 251
Published: 14th October 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 15.29  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1