Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou is the Adjunct professor of Classics and research fellow at The Hellenic College/Holy Cross, Brookline, MA. She holds a PhD in Classical Greek Philology from the University of Sorbonne and a Ph.D. in Latin Linguistics from the same University. She has written extensivley on classical linguistics in the field of semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, papyrology and epigraphy.
The book is designed for students who wish to learn the principles of Latin phonetics as well as for more advanced students who wish to review or reevaluate these principles in the light of further philological and linguistic evidence. The body of the book comprises an extensive discussion of the various historical changes that went into the making of Latin, analyzing the development of the vocalic and consonantal systems in light of literary and epigraphical sources.
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