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Word division in bilingual texts

Dickey, E. ORCID: (2017) Word division in bilingual texts. In: Nocchi Macedo, G. and Scappaticcio, M. C. (eds.) Signes dans les textes, textes sur les signes. Papyrologica Leodiensia (6). Presses universitaires de Liège, Liège, Belgium, pp. 159-175. ISBN 9782875621191

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Ancient Greek was normally written without word division; Latin, which had originally used word division, gave it up c. AD 100. Nevertheless many bilingual texts written after that date use word division, and this piece explores the reasons for this practice. It is concluded that word division was added to make reading easier for language learners, who were the main users of bilingual texts.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:68827
Publisher:Presses universitaires de Liège


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