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


ColecciónVigiliae Christianae, Supplements, 142
Precio: 149,00 EUR      USD 149.00
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:31 de marzo de 2019

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