A Companion to the Latin Language presents a collection of original essays from international scholars that track the development and use of the Latin language from its origins to its modern day usage.
Brings together contributions from internationally renowned classicists, linguists and Latin language specialists
Offers, in a single volume, a detailed account of different literary registers of the Latin language
Explores the social and political contexts of Latin
Includes new accounts of the Latin language in light of modern linguistic theory
Supplemented with illustrations covering the development of the Latin alphabet
James Clackson is University Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Indo-European Languages (2007) and The Linguistic Relationship between Armenian and Greek (1994). He is co-author of The Blackwell History of the Latin Language (with Geoffrey Horrocks, Wiley-Blackwell 2007), and co-editor of Indo-European Word Formation (with Birgit Anette Olsen, 2004), and Natural Composition in Indo-European Languages (with Torsten Meißner, 2002).