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Autor/a: Denecker, Tim
Título: Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity
Subtítulo: From Tertullian to Isidore of Seville
Año de publicación: 2017
Lugar de edición: Leiden
Editorial: Brill

In Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity, Tim Denecker investigates, in a comprehensive and systematic way, the views held on the history, diversity and properties of language(s) by Christian Latin authors from Tertullian (b. c.160) to Isidore of Seville (d. 636). This historical period witnessed various sociocultural changes, affecting linguistic situations and the ways in which these were perceived. Christian intellectuals were confronted with languages other than Latin in the context of the propagation of faith, and in reflecting on language were bound to comply with the relevant biblical accounts. Whereas previous research has mostly focused on the (indeed vital) contribution of Augustine, the present study reveals the diversified and dynamic nature of linguistic reflection in early Latin Christianity.


Temática: Historia de la lingüística, Historiografía lingüística, Teorías lingüísticas


Índice completo:


The Origin and Nature of Language

The Primeval Situation

The Origin of Linguistic Diversity

Appraisals and Uses of Linguistic Diversity

Appraisals and Uses of Multilingual Competence

Interpretations and Uses of ‘Unnatural’ Multilingual Competence

The Language Level

The Sentence Level

The Word Level

The Letter Level

Overview and Conclusion



Colección: Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements, 142
Formato: Hardback
Págs.: 496
ISBN-13: 9789004349872
Precio: 149,00 EUR      USD 172.00

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