On semantic redundancy in the epigraphs of Moesia Superior

Kunčer, Dragana (2022) On semantic redundancy in the epigraphs of Moesia Superior. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 62 (4). pp. 411-418. ISSN 0044-5975

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In this paper, the principle of semantic redundancy is examined as evidenced in the corpus of the Moesia Superior inscriptions (Inscriptions de la Mésie supérieure – IMS). The objective is to identify pleonastic phrases within the epigraphic material and to distinguish instances of unmotivated redundancy. The starting point is the observation made by Hofmann, Löfstedt, Herman, and others that this type of redundancy, contrary to the pragmatically motivated or “rhetoric” one, could reflect the ongoing semantic change in Vulgar Latin. Given the scarcity of semantic redundancy findings in the IMS corpus, this paper also serves as an introduction to this linguistically important topic

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: redundancy, pleonasm, Vulgar Latin, epigraphy
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy.
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Depositing User: Milica J
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2024 10:01
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 10:01
URI: http://rih.iib.ac.rs/id/eprint/1414

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