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Author Willi, Andreas.

Title The languages of Aristophanes : aspects of linguistic variation in Classical Attic Greek / Willi Andreas
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Oxford classical monographs
Oxford classical monographs.
Contents Contents; Texts, Translations, and Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1. Introduction; 2. Religious Registers; 3. Technical Languages; 4. 'Scientific Discourse'; 5. Sophistic Innovations; 6. Female Speech; 7. Foreigner Talk; 8. Conclusion; Appendix: Aristophanes' Attic: A Grammatical Sketch; References; Index of Passages; Index of Greek; General Index
Summary The play with linguistic styles constitutes an important ingredient of Aristophanic humour. Andreas Willi uses the stylistic diversity as a source to reconstruct the 'real' styles upon which Aristophanes based his text. Most of these 'real' styles would otherwise be lost because they are not represented in serious literature. - ;By examining linguistic variation in Aristophanic comedy, Andreas Willi opens up a new perspective on intra-dialectal diversity in Classical Attic Greek. A representative range of registers, technical languages, sociolects, and (comic) idiolects is described and analys
Notes Previously published in 2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aristophanes -- Language.
Attic Greek dialect.
Greek language -- Variation.
Language and culture -- Greece.
Form Electronic book
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