Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 4 of 15 |

Language strata
(763 words)

[German version]

I. Overview

From a synchronic point of view, ‘language strata’ (LS) represents a cover term for the different forms that a given language takes in its use by individual speakers (idiolect), by speaker groups defined by their social position (sociolect) or by geographically determined speaker communities ( Dialect); from a diachronic point of view, LS refers to the various historical strata of a given language that can be identified on the lexical (inherited and loan vocabulary), grammatical …

Cite this page
Gippert, Jost (Frankfurt/Main) and Binder, Vera (Gießen), “Language strata”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1120010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲