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Early and Late Latin
Continuity or Change?

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Nigel Vincent, Giuseppe Pezzini, Tommaso Mari, James Clackson, James Adams, Wolfgang De Melo, Lieven Danckaert, Philip Burton, Gerd Haverling, Stelios Panayotakis, Anna Chahoud, Giovanbattista Galdi, James Adams, Brigitte Bauer, Robert Maltby, Hilla Halla-aho, Philomen Probert, Eleanor Dickey
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  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107132252

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  • This book addresses the question of whether there are continuities in Latin spanning the period from the early Republic through to the Romance languages. It is often maintained that various usages admitted by early comedy were rejected later by the literary language but continued in speech, to resurface centuries later in the written record (and in Romance). Are certain similarities between early and late Latin all that they seem, or might they be superficial, reflecting different phenomena at different periods? Most of the chapters, on numerous syntactic and other topics and using different methodologies, have a long chronological range. All attempt to identify patterns of change that might undermine any theory of submerged continuity. The patterns found are summarised in a concluding chapter. The volume addresses classicists with an interest in any of the different periods of Latin, and Romance linguists.

    • Offers succinct coverage from early Latin through to late antiquity and beyond, whilst avoiding excessive concentration on the narrow canon of classical Latin texts
    • Presents Latin as stylistically and chronologically diverse by demonstrating a broader range than usual texts written on the subject
    • Allows for a range of complementary perspectives on a central theme
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107132252
    • length: 490 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 29 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Continuity and change in the history of Latin Nigel Vincent
    2. Comic lexicon: searching for 'submerged' Latin from Plautus to Erasmus Giuseppe Pezzini
    3. Third person possessives from early Latin to late Latin and Romance Tommaso Mari
    4. The language of a Pompeian tavern: submerged Latin? James Clackson
    5. Ad versus the dative: from early to late Latin James Adams and Wolfgang De Melo
    6. Variation and change in Latin BE-periphrases: empirical and methodological considerations Lieven Danckaert
    7. Analytic passives and deponents in classical and later Latin Philip Burton
    8. On the use of habeo and the perfect participle in earlier and later Latin Gerd Haverling
    9. Expressions of time in early and late Latin: the case of temporal habet Stelios Panayotakis
    10. Quid ago? Quid facimus? 'Deliberative' indicative questions from early to late Latin Anna Chahoud
    11. On coepi/incipio + infinitive: some new remarks Giovanbattista Galdi
    12. Infinitives with verbs of motion from Latin to Romance James Adams and Nigel Vincent
    13. Causatives in Latin and Romance Nigel Vincent
    14. The development of the comparative in Latin texts Brigitte Bauer
    15. Analytic and synthetic forms of the comparative and superlative from early to late Latin Robert Maltby
    16. Left-detached constructions from early to late Latin (nominatiuus pendens and attractio inuersa) Hilla Halla-aho
    17. Six notes on Latin correlatives Philomen Probert and Eleanor Dickey
    18. Epilogue: some patterns of change James Adams.

  • Editors

    J. N. Adams, All Souls College, Oxford
    J. N. Adams, CBE FBA, is an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Kenyon Medal for Classical Studies of the British Academy in 2009.

    Nigel Vincent, University of Manchester
    Nigel Vincent, FBA MAE, is Professor Emeritus of General and Romance Linguistics at the University of Manchester. He has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Pavia and Rome III, and at the Romansk Institut in Copenhagen, and has held an Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.


    Nigel Vincent, Giuseppe Pezzini, Tommaso Mari, James Clackson, James Adams, Wolfgang De Melo, Lieven Danckaert, Philip Burton, Gerd Haverling, Stelios Panayotakis, Anna Chahoud, Giovanbattista Galdi, James Adams, Brigitte Bauer, Robert Maltby, Hilla Halla-aho, Philomen Probert, Eleanor Dickey

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