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How to apologise in Latin: a case study

Kruschwitz, P. and Cleary-Venables, A. (2013) How to apologise in Latin: a case study. In: Moore, T. and Polleichtner, W. (eds.) Form und Bedeutung im lateinischen Drama - Form and Meaning in Latin Drama. Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Colloquium (95). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 53-86. ISBN 9783868214994

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Recent years have seen an increase in sociolinguistic studies of the Latin language devoted to aspects and forms of politeness as part of general linguistic behaviour, and considerable progress has been made overall. One area, albeit central to the notion of politeness, has been conspicuously neglected so far, and this area is best summarised by the term ‘apologies’. This paper aims to remedy this situation and to provide a first extensive case study, based on the textual corpus of Terence.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Language Text and Power
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:34755
Publisher:Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier

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