Greek: A History of the Language and Its Speakers
Greek: A History of the Language and Its Speakers   -     By: Geoffrey Horrocks
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A full linguistic treatment of the Greek language from the Mycenean period to the present day by one of its masters, the professor of comparative philology at the University of Cambridge. For each period, Horrocks provides a characteristic example, along with a transliteration and translation, to make his study more accessible. 525 pages, hardcover. Wiley-Blackwell.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 525
Vendor: Wiley
Dimensions: 10.00 X 7.00 X 1.40 (inches)
ISBN: 1405134151
ISBN-13: 9781405134156

Publisher's Description

Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, SecondEdition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from theMycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day.

• Offers a complete linguistic treatment of thehistory of the Greek language
• Updated second edition features increased coverage ofthe ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development ofdiglossia
• Includes maps that clearly illustrate the distributionof ancient dialects and the geographical spread of Greek in theearly Middle Ages

Author Bio

Geoffrey Horrocks is Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Fellow of St. John's College. He is the author of many articles on the history and structure of the Greek language and has co-edited several volumes on themes and issues in modern Greek syntax. His previous books include Space and Time in Homer (1981), Generative Grammar (1987), Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers (1997), and The Blackwell History of the Latin Languge (with James Clackson, 2007).

Editorial Reviews

"Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty;general readers." (Choice, 1 February 2011)

"The text is likewise to be recommended to individualsinterested in the effects of politics, military history, andculture on the history of language. In fact, perhaps one ofHorrocks' greatest achievements is the skill with which hedemonstrates the special value of the history of Greek, thinkingabout the Greek language in terms of breadth and depth that areunusual among linguists working on Greek." (Bryn Mawr ClassicalReview, 9 May 2011)

This second takes account of reviews of the first and of the2006 Greek translation." (Book News Inc, November 2010)

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