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Cambridge History of the Romance Languages Volume 2, Contexts

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ISBN-10: 0521800730

ISBN-13: 9780521800730

Edition: 2013

Authors: Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith, Nigel Vincent, Adam Ledgeway

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What is the origin of the Romance languages and how did they evolve? When and how did they become different from Latin, and from each other? Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages offers fresh and original reflections on the principal questions and issues in the comparative external histories of the Romance languages. It is organised around the two key themes of influences and institutions, exploring the fundamental influence, of contact with and borrowing from, other languages (including Latin), and the cultural and institutional forces at work in the establishment of standard languages and norms of correctness. A perfect complement to the first volume, it offers an…    
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Book details

List price: $178.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 553
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.29" long x 1.61" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

John Charles Smith is a Lecturer in French Linguistics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford. He has published widely on agreement, refunctionalization, deixis, and the evolution of case and pronoun systems, with particular reference to Romance.

Vincent has held the Mont Follick Chair of Comparative Philology in the University of Manchester since 1987.

Latin and the making of the Romance languages
The transition from Latin to the Romance languages
Evidence and sources
Koin�s and scriptae
Contact and borrowing
The Romance languages in the Renaissance and after
Geography and distribution of the Romance languages in Europe
The sociology of the Romance languages
Romance outside the Rom�nia