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Wed Jun 18 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics, Latin: Adams

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  1. jreid, Bilingualism and the Latin Language: Adams

Message 1: Bilingualism and the Latin Language: Adams

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:45:02 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Bilingualism and the Latin Language: Adams

Title: Bilingualism and the Latin Language
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
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Author: J.N. Adams, University of Oxford 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521817714, Pages: 864, Price: 140.00
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This book deals systematically with communication problems in the
Roman world where numerous languages apart from Latin and Greek were
spoken. How did the Romans communicate with their subjects in the
remoter parts of the Empire? What linguistic policies did they
pursue? Differing forms of bilingualism developed, which had a
significant effect on the way the Romans and their subjects thought,
spoke and wrote. A wide range of cultural, historical and linguistic
questions concerning the varying developments in bilingualism are

Introduction; 1. Languages in contact with Latin; 2. Code-switching;
3. Bilingualism, linguistic diversity and language change; 4. Latin in
Egypt; 5. Bilingualism at Delos; 6. Bilingualism at La Graufesenque;
7. The Latin of a learner (P. Amh. II 26): a case study; 8. Some
concluding remarks.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Latin (Language Code: LTN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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