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Author Browning, Robert, 1914-1997.

Title Medieval and modern Greek / Robert Browning.

Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  487 BROW    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description viii, 158 pages ; 22 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 138-148.
Contents 2 Greek in the Hellenistic world and the Roman empire 19 -- 3 Greek language in the early middle ages (6th century-1100) 53 -- 4 Greek language in the later middle ages (1100-1453) 69 -- 5 Greek in the Turkish period 88 -- 6 Development of the national language 100 -- 7 Dialects of modern Greek 119.
Summary To speakers of Modern Greek the Homeric poems of the seventh century B.C. are not a foreign language. The Greek language has enjoyed a continuous tradition from earliest times until now. This book traces its history from the immediately post-classical or Hellenistic period to the present day. The aim is both to analyse the changing structure of a language stabilised by a peculiarly long and continuous literary tradition, and to show how changing historical circumstances are reflected, in the development of the language. In particular the historical roots of Modern Greek internal bilingualism are traced.
The questions treated will be of interest not only to students of Greek but also to students of linguistics.
Subject Greek language, Medieval and late.
Greek language, Modern.
Greek language, Hellenistic (300 B.C.-600 A.D.)
ISBN 0521299780 (paperback)