A multidisciplinary analysis of mon-literary Latin texts from Roman Britain

Title: A multidisciplinary analysis of mon-literary Latin texts from Roman Britain
Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2018, vol. 23, iss. 1, pp. 35-47
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    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
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The present paper is focussed on the major corpora of non-literary documents written on tablets in Roman Britain. This encompasses the stylus tablets from Londinium-Bloomberg, the ink-written tablets from Carlisle and Vindolanda, and the curse tablets incised on lead. The main purpose of this analysis is to show from a quantitative perspective how these different corpora diverge from each other not only in respect of the writing material but also according to the presence or absence of specific linguistic features: gemination, degemination, vowel syncope, and presence or absence of initial h-.
This paper was presented at the Second International Workshop on Computational Latin Dialectology, Budapest, 30–31 March, 2017. This paper is also part of the LatinNow project (latinnow.eu) whose principal investigator is Dr Alex Mullen. LatinNow aims to situate the phenomena of Latinization, literacy, bi- and multilingualism within broader social developments. The project is hosted by the University of Nottingham and based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD), University of Oxford. LatinNow receives funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 715626).
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