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Medieval Textbooks as a Major Source for Historical Sociolinguistic Studies of (highregister) Medieval Greek

Andrea Massimo Cuomo
Published Online: 2017-10-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2017-0022

Abstract

This article proposes to consider medieval textbooks, designed for the study of Greek, as major sources for historical sociolinguistic analyses on texts written in (high-register) Medieval Greek. It additionally discusses some aspects of the definition of historical sociolinguistics as a discipline, and stresses the importance of recovering the speech community’s perspective on Medieval Greek.

Keywords: Historical Sociolinguistics; High-register / Low-register Medieval Greek; Koine Greek

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About the article

Received: 2017-02-05

Accepted: 2017-07-28

Published Online: 2017-10-20

Published in Print: 2017-10-26


Citation Information: Open Linguistics, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 442–455, ISSN (Online) 2300-9969, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2017-0022.

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