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Lingua Franca in the Mediterranean
The subject of this study is the language of commerce and diplomacy during the period from 1500 BCE to 1500 CE. Based on texts of chancery provenance, its aim is the identification of a linguistic sub-system that effected and informed the major channel of international relations. The standard procedures of contact and exchange generated a format that facilitated inter-ling ...more
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published October 14th 1996 by Routledge
(first published 1996)
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