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Bilingualism and the Latin Language

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ISBN-10: 0521731518

ISBN-13: 9780521731515

Edition: 2008

Authors: J. N. Adams

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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 addressed.
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Book details

List price: $65.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 866
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.90" long x 1.69" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

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