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Medieval and Modern Greek - Robert Browning

Medieval and Modern Greek

Paperback Published: 17th October 1983
ISBN: 9780521299787
Number Of Pages: 168

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To speakers of Modern Greek the Homeric poems of the seventh century B.C. are not a foreign language. The Greek language has enjoyed a continuous tradition from earliest times until now. This book traces its history from the immediately post-classical or Hellenistic period to the present day. The aim is both to analyse the changing structure of a language stabilised by a peculiarly long and continuous literary tradition, and to show how changing historical circumstances are reflected, in the development of the language. In particular the historical roots of Modern Greek internal bilingualism are traced.

The questions treated will be of interest not only to students of Greek but also to students of linguistics.

Preface to the second editionp. vi
Preface to the first editionp. vii
Introductoryp. 1
Greek in the Hellenistic world and the Roman empirep. 19
The Greek language in the early middle ages (6th century-1100)p. 53
The Greek language in the later middle ages (1100-1453)p. 69
Greek in the Turkish periodp. 88
The development of the national languagep. 100
The dialects of modern Greekp. 119
Bibliographyp. 138
Index of Greek words mentioned in the textp. 149
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ISBN: 9780521299787
ISBN-10: 0521299780
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 17th October 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 14.12  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 2