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).