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Varieties of Greek: disorder and continuity

Colvin, SC; (2020) Varieties of Greek: disorder and continuity. The Classical Quarterly 10.1017/S0009838820000257. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Social magic always manages to produce discontinuity out of continuity. Social dialect, which can be defined negatively as dialect associated with variables other than geographic region, was hardly recognized as a linguistic category until the twentieth century. Although it has been recognized since antiquity that groups at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder speak differently from the elite, non-elite idioms did not merit serious investigation since they were regarded merely as corrupt or decadent approximations to the prestige variety. There is evidence that the Greeks also recognized gender as a variable in linguistic production. Age occasionally figures in discourse about language, but the association is vaguer since it was tangled up with the idea that earlier generations spoke a better or more authentic form of Greek.

Type: Article
Title: Varieties of Greek: disorder and continuity
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0009838820000257
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009838820000257
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ancient Greek dialect, Social dialect, Sociolinguistics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Greek and Latin
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10063426
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