“Language Dynamics in the Early Modern Period” a cura di Angelo Cattaneo e Karen Bennett

È stato recentemente pubblicato il volume:

Bennett, Karen; Cattaneo, Angelo (eds), Language Dynamics in the Early Modern Period. Abingdon (Regno Unito); New York: Routledge, 2022 [ISBN 9780367552145]

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the linguistic situation in Europe was one of remarkable fluidity. Latin, the great scholarly lingua franca of the medieval period, was beginning to crack as the tectonic plates shifted beneath it, but the vernaculars had not yet crystallized into the national languages that they would later become, and multilingualism was rife. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, languages were coming into contact with an intensity that they had never had before, influencing each other and throwing up all manner of hybrids and pidgins as peoples tried to communicate using the semiotic resources they had available. Of interest to linguists, literary scholars and historians, amongst others, this interdisciplinary volume explores the linguistic dynamics operating in Europe and beyond in the crucial centuries between 1400 and 1800. Assuming a state of individual, societal and functional multilingualism, when codeswitching was the norm, and languages themselves were fluid, unbounded and porous, it explores the shifting relationships that existed between various tongues in different geographical contexts, as well as some of the myths and theories that arose to make sense of them.

Il libro, primo di una serie di tre volumi pubblicati da Routledge, risulta dal progetto esplorativo e dal congresso internazionale «A HOST OF TONGUES…». Multilingualism, Lingua Franca And Translation In The Early Modern Periodhttps://ahostoftongues.org/ , finanziato e realizzato presso la Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas della Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) nel 2018.

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