From Latin to Italian: an historical outline of the phonology and morphology of the Italian language

From Latin to Italian: an historical outline of the phonology and morphology of the Italian language

by C. H. Grandgent

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Overview

The present dialects of Italy are descendants of Latin. But in nearly all regions it was a Latin influenced in its vocabualry and pronunciation by the earlier linguistic habits of the populations that had adopted it. These peoples contain a strong admixture of Ligurian, Gallic, Illyrian, Greek and
Phoenician nationalities, and of Italic tribes whose native tongue was related to Latin, for instance, Umbrian and Oscan.

Professor Grandgent presents a fascinating account of the early development of the Italian language which will be of particular interest to linguists and medievalists.

Charles Hall Grandgent was a professor at Harvard from 1896 to 1932. He was highly regarded as a Romance linguist and authorityon Dante. He was also a leading expert on American English dialects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904799238
Publisher: Tiger of the Stripe
Publication date: 02/22/2008
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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