Project

Morpho-syntactic variation in the Greek documentary papyri (III BC – VI AD). A socio-historical investigation

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
socio-historical linguistics documentary papyri Systemic Functional Grammar greek
 
Project description

This investigation studies the relationship that exists between certain linguistic (morpho-syntactic) and social characteristics, and how this relationship evolves through time. The corpus consists of Greek ‘documentary’ papyri, with an emphasis on three general text types, that is, ‘letters’, ‘contracts’ and ‘petitions’. Theoretically, the investigation is embedded in the ‘Systemic Functional’ framework.