Standard Languages and Language Standards: Greek, Past and Present

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Alexandra Georgakopoulou, M. S. Silk
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - History - 367 pages
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This collection brings together scholars from different disciplines to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions of value over the long history of the Greek language, from the age of Homer to the present day.
 

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Contents

The Invention of Greek Macedonians Poets and Others
3
The Greek Koine and the Logic of a Standard Language
33
Primary Education in a NonStandard Language as a Tool of Social and National Integration The Case of Vernacular Greek 192330
47
Greek With No Models History or Standard Muslim Pontic Greek
67
Standardization Practices
91
The Lexica of the Second Sophistic Safeguarding Atticism
93
Grammatical Metaphor and the Function of Participles in HighRegister Versions of the Life of Aesop
109
Orthographic Standardization of the Modern Greek Classics Gain and Loss
131
Greek in Cyprus Identity Oscillations and Language Planning
187
Greeklish Transliteration Practice and Discourse in the Context of ComputerMediated Digraphia
221
Ideologies and Contestations
251
A Tradition of Anomaly Towards the Regularization of the Greek Language
253
Mothers and Daughters Roots and Branches Modern Greek Perceptions of the Relationship between the Ancient and Modern Languages
259
Constructing a Science of Language Linguistics and Politics in TwentiethCentury Greece
277
Language Issues after the Language Question On the Modern Standards of Standard Modern Greek
293
Competing Ideologies and PostDiglossia Greek Analysing the Discourse of Contemporary MythBreakers
321

Correcting the Courtroom Cat Editorial Assaults on Cavafys Poetry
149
Modern Greek Dictionaries and the Ideology of Standardization
167
Korais and the Second Sophistic The Hellenistic Novel as Paradigm for a Modern Literary Language
341
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Alexandra Georgakopoulou is Reader in Modern Greek Language & Linguistics, and Michael Silk is Professor of Classics, both at King's College, London, UK

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