Papyri, Language of
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Abstract

Greek documents of various kinds from Egypt are an invaluable source for the study of sociolinguistic variation by status, age, gender, context, domain, and register, in a multilingual society, over the course of more than a millennium (4th c. BCE-8th c. CE). In particular, archives of documents collected in Antiquity enable us to ex…

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Patrick James, “Papyri, Language of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000268>
First published online: 2013



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