Friday, December 7: Sofia Torallas-Tovar (UChicago)

Please join us for this quarter’s final meeting of the Language Variation & Change Workshop, this Friday, December 7 at 3:30pm, in Rosenwald 301. A light reception will follow.

In search for Greek-Egyptian lexicon: methodologies of analysis
Sofia Torallas-Tovar, UChicago

The sources we have for the Egyptian variant of post-classical Greek spoken and written in Egypt are fragmentary and problematic. This variant was spoken and written from the Hellenistic period down to the eighth century CE, in contact with the Egyptian language among others. Recent studies have tackled different linguistic aspects. I will present in this paper the methodologies to deal with the complexities and interpretation of these sources, followed by some lexicographical case studies.

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