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Aperçu d'une histoire de la langue grecque

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  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108006675

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  • The echoes of Greek are heard in many modern languages. For example, the abstract vocabulary of the modern European languages derives largely from the vocabulary of the Greek philosophers and scholars, whether directly or via Latin writers who were educated according to the Greek tradition. First published in 1913, Antoine Meillet's history of Greek shows how the language, derived originally from Indo-European, developed over time in response to sociological and geographical factors. Meillet argues that its complexity is due to the constant borrowing of vocabulary and grammar from contemporary languages and regional dialects. Despite - or because of - its flexible and ever-changing nature, and the lack of consistency in usage between individual city states, Greek eventually became the language of great works of literature, philosophy and science.

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    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108006675
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Bibliographie
    Part I. La préhistoire du grec:
    1. Les origines indo-européennes du grec
    2. Structure du grec commun
    3. Le grec et les langues voisines
    4. Les dialects
    Part II: Les langues littéraires:
    1. Généralités sur les langues littéraires
    2. Vocabulaire de la poésie grecque
    3. Débuts des langues littéraires grecques
    4. Les origines de la métrique grecque
    5. De la tradition des textes
    6. La langue homérique
    7. La naissance de l'article
    8. Les langues des poètes lyriques
    9. La langue de la tragédie attique
    10. La langue de la comédie
    11. La prose ionienne et la prose attique
    12. Le style
    Part III. Constitution d'une langue commune:
    1. Définition de la 'koine'
    2. Conditions historiques de la constitution d'une langue commune
    3. Sources de la connaissance de la 'koine'
    4. Caractères linguistiques de la 'koine'
    5. Les bases dialectales de la 'koine'
    6. L'influence latine
    7. Elimination des parlers locaux
    8. Dissolution de la 'koine'
    9. Constitution d'une nouvelle 'koine'.

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    Antoine Meillet

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