By Alex Mullen

The interactions of the Celtic-speaking groups of Southern Gaul with the Mediterranean international have intrigued commentators due to the fact antiquity. This ebook combines sociolinguistics and archaeology to deliver to lifestyles the multilingualism and a number of identities of the zone from the root of the Greek colony of Massalia in six hundred BC to the ultimate levels of Roman Imperial energy. It builds at the curiosity generated through the appliance of recent bilingualism thought to historical proof via modelling language touch and group dynamics and adopting an cutting edge interdisciplinary procedure. This produces insights into the entanglements and evolving configurations of a dynamic sector of cultural touch. Key foci of contact-induced swap are uncovered and new interpretations of cultural phenomena spotlight advanced origins and impacts from the complete Mediterranean koine. Southern Gaul unearths itself to be fertile floor for contemplating the main topics of multilingualism, ethnolinguistic energy, a number of identities, colonialism and Mediterraneanization.

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