Dialect in Aristophanes: The Politics of Language in Ancient Greek Literature

Dialect in Aristophanes: The Politics of Language in Ancient Greek Literature

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by Stephen Colvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198152493

ISBN-13: 9780198152491

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Did the Greeks find it amusing, irritating, or threatening when they heard another Greek speaking in a different dialect? This book exploits the evidence of ancient Greek comedy in an attempt to answer some of the questions about ancient language attitudes. Colvin draws conclusions from a comparative study of the language of dialect speaking characters and other

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Did the Greeks find it amusing, irritating, or threatening when they heard another Greek speaking in a different dialect? This book exploits the evidence of ancient Greek comedy in an attempt to answer some of the questions about ancient language attitudes. Colvin draws conclusions from a comparative study of the language of dialect speaking characters and other foreigners in Old Comedy, and on an examination of linguistic attitudes in other genres of Greek literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198152491
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Editions and Abbreviations ix
1. Investigating Language Attitude
1(38)
1.0. Introduction
1(7)
1.1. Code-Switching and Linguistic Accommodation
8(4)
1.2. The Use of Literary Texts in Sociolinguistic Research
12(14)
1.3. Old Comedy and the Artistic Manipulation of Dialect
26(13)
2. The Language of Foreigners in Greek Literature
39(51)
2.0. Conventions for Representing Foreign Speech
39(2)
2.1. Epic Poetry: Homer
41(9)
2.2. Other Non-Dramatic Poetry
50(7)
2.3. Historical Prose and Drama
57(30)
2.4. Remarks
87(3)
3. The Text of Aristophanes
90(29)
3.0. Overview
90(2)
3.1. The Alphabet Used by Aristophanes
92(11)
3.2. Hellenistic Scholarship
103(9)
3.3. Editors of the Byzantine Renaissance
112(1)
3.4. Conclusions and Observations
113(3)
3.5. Appendix: The Manuscripts of Acharnians and Lysistrata
116(3)
4. Non-Attic Dialect in Aristophanes
119(145)
4.0. Introduction
119(13)
4.1. Phonology
132(52)
4.2. Morphology
184(39)
4.3. Syntax and Usage
223(8)
4.4. Lexicon and Idiom
231(29)
4.5. The Songs at the End of Lysistrata
260(4)
5. Old Comedy: Shorter Passages and Fragments
264(32)
5.0. General
264(1)
5.1. Greek Dialect
265(16)
5.2. Non-Standard Attic
281(6)
5.3. Strange and Barbarian Language
287(8)
5.4. Summary
295(1)
6. Dialect in Old Comedy: Recapitulation
296(13)
6.0. Patterning of Dialect Features
296(1)
6.1. Accuracy and Consistency
297(2)
6.2. Contrast with Other Marked Language
299(3)
6.3. Function of Dialect in Old Comedy
302(4)
6.4. Language Attitude and Political Organization
306(3)
Appendix: Sources for Laconian, Megarian, and Boeotian Dialect 309(4)
Short Glossary of Linguistic Terms 313(3)
References 316(19)
General Index 335(6)
Index of Greek Words 341

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