Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in the Dead Sea Region (AD 70‒135)

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Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in the Dead Sea Region (AD 70‒135)

Type: Research master thesis
Title: Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in the Dead Sea Region (AD 70‒135)
Author: Glas, Jacob Evert
Issue Date: 2016-08-30
Keywords: Language, Sociolinguistics, Judea, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek
Abstract: The present thesis centres on languages and linguistic features encountered in the documentary texts from the Dead Sea region, focussing on the documentary texts from Wadi Murabba’at and Nahal Hever. Especially those features that might tell something about the identity of the people responsible for the production of these documents will be examined in detail. The overall aim is to detect these features and to explain them in light of their cultural background: to what extent do the formal and linguistic features visible in the documentary texts convey elements of conscious choices and unconscious linguistic patterns relating to the identity of the people who wrote these texts and how can these features be explained? It will be attempted to answer this general question through two key-objectives: 1. Through determining linguistic features and patterns of language choice in selected case studies. 2. Through explaining these features in light of their cultural-historical background.
Supervisor: Holger Gzella, Martin Baasten
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research master)
Specialisation: Hebrew and Aramaic Studies
ECTS Credits: 25
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/45710
 

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