By Andreas Willi
Through analyzing linguistic version in Aristophanic comedy, Andreas Willi opens up a brand new viewpoint on intra-dialectal variety in Classical Attic Greek. A consultant diversity of registers, technical languages, sociolects, and (comic) idiolects is defined and analyzed. Stylistic and statistical observations are mixed and supplemented via typological comparisons with fabric drawn from sociolinguistic study on glossy languages. The ensuing portrayal of the Attic dialect deepens our realizing of varied socio-cultural phenomena mirrored in Aristophanes' work.
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