Sociolinguistic project on the Greek private letters on papyri and ostraca

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
papyrology sociolinguistics bilingualism
Project description

The project will investigate (1) the various formulas in letters lexically and syntactically, and will so examinate the epistolary usade diachronically. (2) Private letters are the best source of information for the everyday language (koinè); the standard formulas are the starting point for an investigation of the lexical adn syntactic variation in everyday koinè with special attention for sociolects, registers and bilingualism in archives.