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Greek : a history of the language and its speakers

Author: Geoffrey C Horrocks
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. This book offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language. The updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development of diglossia. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Horrocks
ISBN: 9781118785157 1118785150
OCLC Number: 861318652
Language Note: Text in English with some Ancient Greek & some Modern Greek.
Notes: Previously published: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010.
Description: xx, 505 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface to the first edition --
Preface to the second edition --
IPA chart --
The Greek alphabet --
Introduction : The scope and purpose of this book --
Part one : Ancient Greek : from Mycenae to the Roman Empire. The ancient Greek dialects --
Classical Greek : official and literary "standards" --
The rise of Attic --
Greek in the Hellenistic world --
Greek in the Roman Empire --
Spoken Koine in the Roman period --
Part two : Byzantium : from Constantine I to Mehmet the Conqueror. Historical prelude --
Greek in the Byzantine Empire : the major issues --
Byzantine belles lettres --
The written Koine in Byzantium --
Spoken Greek in the Byzantine Empire : the principal developments --
Texts in the "vernacular" --
Part three : Modern Greek : from the Ottoman Empire to the European Union. Ottoman rule and the War of Independence --
Spoken Greek in the Ottoman period --
Written Greek in the Turkish period --
The history of the modern Greek state --
The "language question" and its resolution.
Responsibility: by Geoffrey Horrocks.

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