Bilingual Lycian-Greek Inscriptions in their Socio-historical Context: a comparison of types and functions

Paola Dardano


This paper examines the bilingual Lycian-Greek inscriptions in order to determine the linguistic interferences between both languages. It will be shown that the order of the clause constituents (subject, verb and object) and the topicalizations show a number of recurrent properties, which play a crucial role in determining the development of new pragmatic functions at the discourse level. Another topic, which will be focused on, are the spatial relations between the two texts and their positions on the monument.


Ancient Greek; Lycian; bilingual texts; interference

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