The Latinity

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780198269885
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600449 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 The Latinity

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Various theoretical frameworks are considered for the analysis of the language of the Old Latin Gospels, in particular ’Late Latin’, ’Vulgar Latin’, and ’Christian Sondersprache’. It is argued that Biblical Latin should be considered a distinct idiom, albeit one that draws on the language of its time and general cultural milieu.

Keywords: biblical Latin; Christian Latin; late Latin; Sondersprache; Vulgar Latin

Chapter.  2446 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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