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Vulgar Latin

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"Vulgar Latin" refers to those features of Latin language that were not recommended by the classical grammarians but existed nonetheless. Although "Vulgar Latin" is not well documented, evidence can be deduced from details of the spelling, grammar, and vocabulary that occur in texts of the later Roman Empire, late antiquity, and the early Middle Ages. Every aspect of "Vulgar Latin" is exemplified in this book, proving that the language is not separate in itself, but an integral part of Latin.

Originally published in French in 1967, Vulgar Latin was translated more recently into Spanish in an expanded and revised version. The ... Read more

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Pennsylvania State University Press
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About József Herman
Jozef Herman is former Director of the Linguistic Research Institute at the Hungarian Academy, now Professor at the University of Venice. Roger Wright is Professor of Spanish at the University of Liverpool. He is editor of Latin and the Romance Languages in the Early Middle Ages (paperback issued by Penn State, 1996). His other books include Late Latin and ... Read more

Reviews for Vulgar Latin
“Undoubtedly the most intelligent and clearly and cogently presented analysis of the whole topic of popular Latin’s development that I have ever read. This book has no equal that I know of.” —Paul Lloyd, University of Pennsylvania “No other book presents the complexities involved in the developments from Latin to Romance in such a compact synthesis. Vulgar Latin should ... Read more

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