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Note su Koinè

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This paper aims to outline the history of koinè, both as a concept and as a term. As far as the Italian language is concerned, the concept of koinè first occurs in the Renaissance as lingua com(m)une (a loan translation from Greek κοινη διαλεκτος ’common language‘), while the term koinè apparently is not attested before the 19th century, with a meaning still attached to the original sense of ’Alexandrian Greek‘. Only in the second half of the 20th century the term koinè develops a new set of meanings more strictly connected to the Italian milieu.

Language: German

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2012-03-01

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  • Romanische Forschungen is one of the oldest German academic journals dedicated to the study of the Romance languages, their literatures, and cultures from all periods. Its editors and editorial board emphasize the interrelatedness of linguistics and literary studies and encourage the submission of articles and reviews with a focus on the Romance world as a whole. Romanische Forschungen publishes in all the major Romance languages, German and English.

    Die Romanischen Forschungen sind eine der ältesten deutschen Fachzeitschriften. Ihr Gegenstand sind die romanischen Sprachen, Literaturen und Kulturen von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgeber und Beirat pflegen die Verbindung von Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft und bevorzugen Beiträge und Rezensionen mit einer gesamtromanischen Fragestellung. Die Publikationssprachen sind außer allen romanischen Sprachen das Deutsche und Englische.
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