Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers

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John Wiley & Sons, 28 jan. 2014 - 526 sidor
Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day.

• Offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language
• Updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development of diglossia
• Includes maps that clearly illustrate the distribution of ancient dialects and the geographical spread of Greek in the early Middle Ages

 

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From Mycenae
7
Official and Literary Standards
43
THE RiSE OF ATTiC
67
GREEk iN THE HELLENiSTiC WORLD
79
GREEk iN THE ROMAN EMPiRE
124
SPOkEN KOiNE iN THE ROMAN PERiOD
160
FROM CONSTANTiNE I
189
The Major Issues
207
TExTS iN THE VERNACULAR
325
FROM
371
SPOkEN GREEk iN THE OTTOMAN PERiOD
379
WRiTTEN GREEk iN THE TURkiSH PERiOD
413
THE HISTORy OF THE MODERN GREEk STATE
428
THE LANGUAGE QUESTION AND ITS RESOLUTION
438
Bibliography
471
Index
493

Byzantine Belles Lettres
231
The Written Koine in Byzantium
244

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Om författaren (2014)

Geoffrey Horrocks is Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Fellow of St John's College. His previous books include Space and Time in Homer (1981), Generative Grammar (1987), Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers (1997), and The Blackwell History of the Latin Language (with James Clackson, 2007).

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