The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek (Oxford Classical Monographs)

The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek (Oxford Classical Monographs)

Andreas Willi


by means of studying linguistic edition in Aristophanic comedy, Andreas Willi opens up a brand new viewpoint on intra-dialectal variety in Classical Attic Greek. A consultant diversity of registers, technical languages, sociolects, and (comic) idiolects is defined and analyzed. Stylistic and statistical observations are mixed and supplemented by way of typological comparisons with fabric drawn from sociolinguistic examine on sleek languages. The ensuing portrayal of the Attic dialect deepens our knowing of varied socio-cultural phenomena mirrored in Aristophanes' work.

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