Title: Linguistic ideas in early Latin Christianity (c. 250-636): A historiographical study
Authors: Denecker, Tim
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2015
Abstract: This philologically-based project aims to offer a systematic, comparative study of the views of early Christian Latin authors concerning (a) language functions (i.e. language defined as: a vehicle of communication; a medium of translation; an object invested with structural and typological properties), and (b) language comparison and classification, within their historical, ideological, cultural, religious and theological context. Special attention will be given to authors who have intensively participated in discussions on (i) the problem of translation of ‘sacred’ texts (e.g. Jerome, Rufinus, and Augustine), (ii) the origin and diversification of language (e.g. commentaries on relevant passages in the book of Genesis), and (iii) the nature of multilingualism (Augustine, Gregory the Great, Isidore of Seville).
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: TH
Appears in Collections:Comparative, Historical and Applied Linguistics, Leuven
Latin Literature

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