Tag: history of linguistics

More on Lazaros Belleli

By: | Post date: 2009-11-30 | Comments: 6 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Literature, Mediaeval Greek
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Readers may remember I posted a couple of posts earlier in the year on Lazarus Belléli, and his bareknuckled fight with Dirk Hesseling over publishing the Judaeo-Greek Torah. I relied on googleable sources to get background on Belleli, about whom I’d heard nothing since his fight with Hesseling; thanks to the online 1901-1906 Jewish Encyclopaedia, […]

Who first coined the term “diglossia”?

By: | Post date: 2009-09-30 | Comments: 7 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek
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Contra the Common Wisdom of the West which I repeated at the start of last post, “diglossia” was not first used by Psichari. It’s plausible if he did, given how thorough his critique of contemporary Greek diglossia was; but Psichari wasn’t the only person critiquing Greek diglossia. The first person to use “diglossia” to refer […]

Thanasis Costakis RIP

By: | Post date: 2009-08-07 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek
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Thanasis Costakis, doyen of Tsakonian Linguistics, has died, and the next Tsakonian Studies conference at Lenidi will be held in his memory. I have not heard of his passing anywhere else, and cannot find an obituary online, so I assume it has been this past year. I was lucky enough to talk to him in […]

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