J. N. Adams's Bilingualism and the Latin Language PDF

By J. N. Adams

ISBN-10: 0511042736

ISBN-13: 9780511042737

ISBN-10: 0521817714

ISBN-13: 9780521817714

This publication offers systematically with communique difficulties within the Roman international the place a number of languages except Latin and Greek have been spoken. How did the Romans converse with their topics within the remoter elements of the Empire? What linguistic guidelines did they pursue? Differing kinds of bilingualism constructed, which had an important influence at the method the Romans and their topics notion, spoke and wrote. quite a lot of cultural, historic and linguistic questions about the various advancements in bilingualism are addressed.

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Scis enim me Graece loqui in Latino sermone non plus solere quam in Graeco Latine. – et recte quidem . . [Latin translation of Epicharmus] . .  Horace notes the presence of what I take to include code-switching in Lucilius (Sat. – at magnum fecit, quod uerbis Graeca Latinis / miscuit, ‘but his achievement was great, in that he mingled Greek words with Latin’), and the discussion of language      Other types of alternation have also been called ‘code-switching’, though they will not be of much significance in this book.

They go on to say that equivalent competence ‘should not be equated with the ability to use both languages for all functions and domains. . As for example Catullus’ translation of Callimachus (), Cicero’s translations of the Timaeus (see Poncelet (); also Mueller-Goldingen ()) and the Phaenomena of Aratus. Cicero also translated the Oeconomicus of Xenophon (see Off. ). On translating from Greek into Latin, see Quint. –, Cic. De orat. , Opt. gen. . See also Horsfall (: –), and on Cicero, Powell (), Vitruvius, Lendle (), and Gellius, Steinmetz ().

At magnum fecit, quod uerbis Graeca Latinis / miscuit, ‘but his achievement was great, in that he mingled Greek words with Latin’), and the discussion of language      Other types of alternation have also been called ‘code-switching’, though they will not be of much significance in this book. , p. ’ It is this last type that will be my main concern. See also Jocelyn (: –). )], lest, like certain people who are continually dragging in Greek words, we draw well-deserved ridicule upon ourselves, so .

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