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Medieval Latin
(7,973 words)

I. Language (CT)

[German version]

A. Vulgar Latin and Late Latin (CT)

After the fall of the Classical world, the Latin language followed paths on two levels into the Middle Ages. The spoken language of ordinary people continued to be passed on from person to person, with regional differences and partly influenced by substrata, as a kind of mother tongue. Its features can be seen from time to time as intentional characteris…

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Klopsch, Paul, Laureys, Marc and Berschin, Walter (Heidelberg), “Medieval Latin”, 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 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1503880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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