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Title: Bilingualism and the Latin Language
Author: Adams, J N
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2003
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521731515
Volumes: 1; Pages: 864
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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.ContentsIntroduction1. Languages in contact with Latin2. Code-switching3. Bilingualism, linguistic diversity and language change4. Latin in Egypt5. Bilingualism at Delos6. Bilingualism at La Graufesenque7. The Latin of a learner (P. Amh. II 26): a case study8. Some concluding remarks.