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The Greek documentary papyri as a linguistically heterogeneous corpus: the case of the katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive

Klaas Bentein UGent (2015) CLASSICAL WORLD. 108(4). p.461-484
abstract
While the Greek documentary papyri constitute a rich resource for linguistic innovation, they cannot be considered a linguistically homogeneous corpus. In this article, I show that even in a single archive, the ‘katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive’, considerable variation exists in terms of phonology/orthography, morphology and syntax. I argue that the different types of documents contained in this archive, that is, dreams, letters and petitions, can be situated on a linguistic continuum or ‘register’ continuum. To account for the linguistic differences between these documents, the so-called ‘tenor’-vector plays a particularly important role.
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published
subject
keyword
language of the papyri, linguistic variation, linguistic innovation, katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive, tenor, register
journal title
CLASSICAL WORLD
volume
108
issue
4
pages
461 - 484
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Article
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000360253000001
ISSN
0009-8418
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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6957568
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6957568
date created
2015-10-09 15:39:16
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2016-12-19 15:42:28
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  author       = {Bentein, Klaas},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {461--484},
  title        = {The Greek documentary papyri as a linguistically heterogeneous corpus: the case of the katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive},
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Chicago
Bentein, Klaas. 2015. “The Greek Documentary Papyri as a Linguistically Heterogeneous Corpus: The Case of the Katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive.” Classical World 108 (4): 461–484.
APA
Bentein, K. (2015). The Greek documentary papyri as a linguistically heterogeneous corpus: the case of the katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive. CLASSICAL WORLD, 108(4), 461–484.
Vancouver
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Bentein K. The Greek documentary papyri as a linguistically heterogeneous corpus: the case of the katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive. CLASSICAL WORLD. 2015;108(4):461–84.
MLA
Bentein, Klaas. “The Greek Documentary Papyri as a Linguistically Heterogeneous Corpus: The Case of the Katochoi of the Sarapeion-archive.” CLASSICAL WORLD 108.4 (2015): 461–484. Print.