• Studies in the Linguistic Prehistory of the Boeotian Dialect

    Author(s):
    Matthew Scarborough (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Classical Greek language, Classical linguistics, Epigraphy, Linguistics
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Aeolic dialects, Ancient Greek dialectology, Boeotian dialect, Language classification
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6N79V
    Abstract:
    This article offers a brief synopsis and partial summary of my Ph.D. Dissertation The Aeolic Dialects of Ancient Greek: A Study in Historical Dialectology and Linguistic Classification (Cambridge, 2016). This will consist of situating the contribution of the study in its scholarly context (summarising the first chapter of the dissertation), followed by a more concise synopsis of the linguistic features analysed by the dissertation and its evaluation methodology. The main dissertation synopsis is then followed by a concise survey of the dissertation’s principal results for Boeotian dialect research, aside from the dissertation’s general conclusions that an Aeolic subgrouping is likely, and that Boeotian appears to share a closer affinity with Thessalian than it shares with Lesbian, and that from the cumulative evidence a Thessalian-Boeotian subgrouping within Aeolic appears to be more likely than a Thessalian-Lesbian one.
    Notes:
    Originally published in Teiresias: Online Review and Bibliography of Boiotian Studies (http://www.teiresias-journal.org/)
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