Idiolect in focus: Two brothers in the Memphis Sarapieion (II BCE)

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The chapter discusses the Katochoi archive from the point of view of idiolects. Several documents written in the hands of Apollonios and Ptolemaios, sons of Glaukias, can be identified within the archive, which comprises of several types of documents. I study whether these autograph texts can be said to represent the idiolects of Apollonios and Ptolemaios and how this perspective might change our interpretation of the interesting linguistic variation found in the whole archive. Apollonios, for example, wrote many drafts and copies which do not necessarily reflect his personal language use in the morphological or syntactic levels. However, the orthography reveals individual practices. I will present examples of language use by both brothers, comparing them to the scribal language use found in the same archive.
Titel på gästpublikationVarieties of Post-classical and Byzantine Greek
RedaktörerKlaas Bentein, Mark Janse
Antal sidor36
Förlagde Gruyter
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-11-060855-7
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-11-061463-3, 978-3-11-061440-4
StatusPublicerad - 2021
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


NamnTrends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs
Förlagde Gruyter
ISSN (tryckt)1861-4302
ISSN (elektroniskt)2199-3734


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