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Books: Historical Linguistics: Leake

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Researches in Greece: Leake

Message 1: Researches in Greece: Leake
Date: 10-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <>
Subject: Researches in Greece: Leake
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Title: Researches in Greece Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: William Martin Leake Paperback: ISBN: 9781108017619 Pages: 508 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108017619 Pages: 508 Price: U.S. $ 37.99

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William MartinLeake (1777-1860) first published Researches in Greece in1814. The book is a survey of the languages and dialects spoken in modernGreece and the Southern Balkans during the early nineteenth century. It wasa pioneering work of linguistics that created great interest among WesternEuropean scholars. Chapter 1 deals with modern Greek, with sections ongrammar, orthography, and phonetics; modern literature, including acatalogue of modern Greek authors; the Tzakonic dialect; and pronunciationand regional variation. Chapter 2 covers Albanian and includes sections onphonetics, grammar and vocabulary and Albanian history and geography.Chapter 3 gives a brief account of the Wallachian and Bulgarian languages.The volume includes useful comparative vocabulary lists in English, Greek,Albanian, Wallachian and Bulgarian. This key work of nineteenth-centuryscholarship was highly influential in generating scholarly interest in thestudy of modern Greek.

Content:1. Of the modern Greek dialect;2. Of the Albanian language;3. Of the Wallachian and Bulgarian languages;Index.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Albanian, Arvanitika (aat)                             Bulgarian (bul)                             Greek (ell)
Written In: English (eng )

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