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8 oktober 2008

Lezing door Mark Janse over het Cappadocisch, een Turks-Grieks mengdialect
Plaats: Keizerszaal, Meertens Instituut
Tijd: 15.00-16.30 uur 

HEAVY BORROWING, TYPOLOGICAL SHIFT, AND WORD-INTERNAL CODE SHIFTING IN CAPPADOCIAN (ASIA MINOR GREEK)
Lecture by Mark Janse, Ghent University 

Cappadocian is a Turkish-Greek mixed language that used to be spoken in Turkey until the 1920s. Is still spoken in a few communities in Central and Northern Greece, although it was believed to have died out in the 1960s. The Byzantine Greek dialect of Cappadocia was subject to a long period of Turkicization, the result being a mixed language in the technical sense of the word, at least in the most heavily Turkicized dialects. Some of the most striking cases of interference will be presented: the borrowing of stems and affixes in mixed word-formation, and the adaptation of Greek to Turkish inflectional paradigms, with an intriguing instance of word-internal code-shifting.

Mark Janse is Research Professor in Ancient & Asia Minor Greek at Ghent University.