Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 23, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 528 pages
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Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day.

• Offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language
• Updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development of diglossia
• Includes maps that clearly illustrate the distribution of ancient dialects and the geographical spread of Greek in the early Middle Ages

  

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Great book, but outrageously priced both in paper and e-book formats. The public funds much of the research that goes into books like these, often funds the authors too, and usually funds the university libraries who are the only ones who can afford to buy them (if they can). In the meatime the publishers get rich and the public - which has paid for this 10 times over - gets no access to them. Mind you, some university publishers are just as bad (looking at you CUP, OUP). The academic publishing industry is a joke. Does more to hinder research and its dissemination than just about anything else I know.  

Contents

A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND ITS SPEAKERS SECOND EDITION PART I Ancient Greek From Mycenae to the Roman Empire
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A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND ITS SPEAKERS SECOND EDITION PART II Byzantium From Constantine I to Mehmet the Conqueror
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A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND ITS SPEAKERS SECOND EDITION PART III Modern Greek From the Ottoman Empire to the European ...
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About the author (2009)

Geoffrey Horrocks is Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Fellow of St. John's College. 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 J. Clackson, Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).

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