Oscan in southern Italy and Sicily : evaluating language contact in a fragmentary corpus / Katherine McDonald.

Author
Other titles
  • Oscan in Southern Italy & Sicily
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2015
Physical description
1 online resource (xix, 306 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 1-316-39715-7
  • 1-316-39935-4
  • 1-316-40043-3
  • 1-316-40097-2
  • 1-316-39989-3
  • 1-316-39877-3
  • 1-316-21845-7
Notes
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
  • Based on the author's doctoral dissertation.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Service provider: Cambridge University Press (EBA)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Introduction -- Bilingualism and language contact in written texts -- Alphabets, epigraphy and orthography -- Dedicatory inscriptions -- Curse tablets -- Legal texts -- Official inscriptions, coins, funerary inscriptions, stamps and graffiti -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: catalogue of sites -- Appendix 2: dating of inscriptions and concordances.
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  • Electronic books
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Language
  • English
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Summary

  • In pre-Roman Italy and Sicily, dozens of languages and writing systems competed and interacted, and bilingualism was the norm. Using frameworks from epigraphy, archaeology and the sociolinguistics of language contact, this book explores the relationship between Greek and Oscan, two of the most widely spoken languages in the south of the peninsula. Dr McDonald undertakes a new analysis of the entire corpus of South Oscan texts written in Lucania, Bruttium and Messana, including dedications, curse tablets, laws, funerary texts and graffiti. She demonstrates that genre and domain are critical to understanding where and when Greek was used within Oscan-speaking communities, and how ancient bilinguals exploited the social meaning of their languages in their writing. This book also offers a cutting-edge example of how to build the fullest possible picture of bilingualism in fragmentary languages across the ancient world.

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