Hellenistic and Roman Greece as a Sociolinguistic Area

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This study concentrates on the Hellenistic and Roman periods in the history of Greek language. It focuses on the gradual contamination of classical dialects by the Hellenistic Koine, their disappearance, the range of intraregional variation, and the process of Koinization from the angle of interregional adjustments. The author draws on recent sociolinguistic methods dealing with lexical and social diffusion of linguistic change, statistical analysis, and research into bilingualism and diglossia.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 57]  1989.  xv, 331 pp.
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Table of Contents
Illustrations
ix–xi
Preface
xiii–xv
Introduction
1–18
1. Methodology
19–45
2. The hellenistic social and linguistic context
47–72
3. Decline of ancient Greek dialects
73–174
4. Growth of various forms of koine
175–255
5. Hellenistic koine in contact with other languages
257–283
6. Conclusions
285–303
Select bibliography
305–315
Index of names
317–319
Index of cited inscriptions
321–328
Subject index
329–331
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88007598