Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds

Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds

by Alex Mullen, Patrick James

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ISBN-13: 9781139564274
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Alex Mullen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. She was previously Lumley Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Classics.
Patrick James is a Research Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge, and an Assistant Editor for the Cambridge Greek Lexicon Project. He teaches Latin and Greek language and linguistics for the Faculty of Classics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: multiple languages, multiple identities Alex Mullen; 2. Language maintenance and language shift in the Mediterranean world during the Roman Empire James Clackson; 3. Why did Coptic fail where Aramaic succeeded? Linguistic development in Egypt and the Near East after the Arab conquest Arietta Papaconstantinou; 4. Language contact in the pre-Roman and Roman Iberian peninsula: direct and indirect evidence Oliver Simkin; 5. Complaints of the natives in a Greek dress: the Zenon Archive and the problem of Egyptian interference Trevor Evans; 6. Linguae sacrae in ancient and medieval sources: an anthropological approach to ritual language Alderik Blom; 7. Typologies of translation techniques in Greek and Latin David Langslow; 8. Greek in early medieval Ireland Pádraic Moran; 9. An habes linguam Latinam? Non tam bene sapio: views of multilingualism from the early medieval West Paul Russell; 10. Towards an archaeology of bilingualism: on the study of Greek-Coptic education in late antique Egypt Scott Bucking; 11. Neo-Punic and Latin inscriptions in Roman North Africa: function and display Andrew Wilson; 12. Cultures as languages and languages as cultures Robin Osborne.

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