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Project: An inquiry into the (socio-)linguistic functioning of the 'vertical communication' in the crucial transitional phase from Latin to the Romance languages (Gaul, 7th-8th cent.).

01-JAN-00 – 31-OCT-04

The aim of this inquiry is the linguistic analysis of Latin hagiographical texts from the transitional phase Latin-Romance languages (Gaul, 7th-8th centuries) with reference to Old French, to assess their socio-linguistic functioning. Were these texts understandable to the audience they were read out to?