Bilingualism and the Latin Language0521817714, 9780521817714, 9780511042737

Author : J. N. Adams
Description: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.
Categories: Linguistics Foreign
Year :2003
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 856
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