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By Alex Mullen

The interactions of the Celtic-speaking groups of Southern Gaul with the Mediterranean international have intrigued commentators considering the fact that antiquity. This publication combines sociolinguistics and archaeology to deliver to existence the multilingualism and a number of identities of the area from the basis of the Greek colony of Massalia in six hundred BC to the ultimate stages of Roman Imperial energy. It builds at the curiosity generated by way of the applying of recent bilingualism concept to historic proof via modelling language touch and neighborhood dynamics and adopting an cutting edge interdisciplinary process. This produces insights into the entanglements and evolving configurations of a dynamic region of cultural touch. Key foci of contact-induced swap are uncovered and new interpretations of cultural phenomena spotlight complicated origins and impacts from the total Mediterranean koine. Southern Gaul unearths itself to be fertile floor for contemplating the foremost issues of multilingualism, ethnolinguistic energy, a number of identities, colonialism and Mediterraneanization.

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