ECU Libraries Catalog

Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean : multilingualism and multiple identities in the Iron Age and Roman periods / Alex Mullen.

Author/creator Mullen, Alex, 1982- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Descriptionxix, 455 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Series Cambridge classical studies
Cambridge classical studies. ^A16554
Contents Part I. Multilingualism and Multiple Identities : Interdisciplinary Methodologies: 1. Multiple voices; 2. Language contact and community dynamics; 3. Bilingual texts and community dynamics; 4. Scripts as indicators of contact; 5. Names as indicators of contact -- Part II. Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in Southern Gaul: 6. Gallia in Graeciam translata? Investigating Gaulish-Greek linguistic contacts; 7. "La Celtique méditerranéenne"? Investigating the influence of the Mediterranean koine; "D'où rayonna en Occident la civilisation"? Investigating the loci of cultural change; 9. Being Greek, becoming Roman, staying Celtic? Ethnolinguistic vitality from the Augustan period; 10. Conclusions -- Appendices.
Abstract "The interactions of the Celtic-speaking communities of Southern Gaul with the Mediterranean world have intrigued commentators since antiquity. This book combines sociolinguistics and archaeology to bring to life the multilingualism and multiple identities of the region from the foundation of the Greek colony of Massalia in 600 BC to the final phases of Roman Imperial power. It builds on the interest generated by the application of modern bilingualism theory to ancient evidence by modelling language contact and community dynamics and adopting an innovative interdisciplinary approach. This produces insights into the entanglements and evolving configurations of a dynamic zone of cultural contact. Key foci of contact-induced change are exposed and new interpretations of cultural phenomena highlight complex origins and influences from the entire Mediterranean koine. Southern Gaul reveals itself to be fertile ground for considering the major themes of multilingualism, ethnolinguistic vitality, multiple identities, colonialism and Mediterraneanization"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2012035319
ISBN9781107020597 (hardback)
ISBN110702059X (hardback)

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks DC62 .M85 2013 ✔ Available Place Hold

Related Titles