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Books: Ling & Literature, Ancient Greek: Willi

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  1. hannah.mcguffie, The Languages of Aristophanes: Willi

Message 1: The Languages of Aristophanes: Willi

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 12:24:08 +0000
From: hannah.mcguffie <>
Subject: The Languages of Aristophanes: Willi

Title: The Languages of Aristophanes
Subtitle: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek
Series Title: Oxford Classical Monographs
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press,		 
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Author: Andreas Willi, University of Basel 

Hardback: ISBN: 0199262640, Pages: 250, Price: �55.00

By examining linguistic variation in Aristophanic comedy, Andreas
Willi opens up a new perspective on intra-dialectal diversity in
Classical Attic Greek. A representative range of registers, technical
languages, sociolects, and (comic) idiolects is described and
analysed. Stylistic and statistical observations are combined and
supplemented by typological comparisons with material drawn from
sociolinguistic research on modern languages. The resulting portrayal
of the Attic dialect deepens our understanding of various
socio-cultural phenomena reflected in Aristophanes' work, such as the
spread of 'sophistic' culture, the re-evaluation of gender roles, and
the status of foreigners in Athenian society.

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
		Ling & Literature		 

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (Language code: GKO)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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