By Stanley E. Porter

The first a part of this quantity features a precis of this significant quarter of research in either Septuagintal and New testomony Greek, and a evaluate of those matters within the context of linguistic learn commonly. A moment half comprises contributions on elements of analysis into the Greek of either Testaments, that includes either new parts of study, reminiscent of serious discourse research, and extra conventional matters similar to the character of the Septuagint translation.

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Brill): 99-130. ' 1007-39. Rendsburg, Gary 1990 Diglossia in Ancient Hebrew (New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society). 1991 'The Strata of Biblical Hebrew', JNSL 17: 81-99. ), Israel Oriental Studies, XV (Leiden: EJ. Brill): 177-90. , and M. ; Philadelphia: Fortress Press). Sankoff, G. B. ), Sociolinguistics (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books): 33-51. Schiffman, Harold F. 1991 'Swiss-German Diglossia', SWJL 10: 173-88. ' (Unpublished revision of a graduate class paper given at Harvard University). Spolsky, Bernard 1983 'Triglossia and Literacy in Jewish Palestine of the First Century', International Journal of the Sociology of Language 42: 95-109.

The tightly-knit functional distribution made possible by the affinity of the high and low varieties appears to be the key ingredient for the diachronic stability of diglossia, and hence its functional particularities. Consequently, I suggest that while the term 'diglossia' might be applied generally to a community as a whole, it still should be understood as pertaining specifically to parts of the repertoire. By designating certain languages as tertiary in the paradigm—if indeed, genetically or functionally, they are—then the concept can be kept alive and productive.

1. It is granted that there were several languages in use in different quarters and for different purposes: Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin. Although this makes for a more complex overall picture of socio-multilingualism, a two-way relationship between high and low Hebrew can also be discerned. 2. g. Geiger 1845), MH was in fact a living language of ordinary speech (Segal 1907-1908; 1910-12; 1927). That is to say, the mishnaic dialect is a written record of that spoken language. Various evidences combine to support this, (a) A literary dialect was already in use at the same period, namely QH, and this dialect differed from MH (more on this below), (b) The Mishnah was orally composed and passed down, making the language of its later written record more likely to be the spoken variety, (c) Grammatical similarities between MH and the Bar Kokhba letters corroborate the use of this dialect for non-literary, or low, functions (Spolsky 1991: 87-91).

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