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« Le latin des Sententiae d’Isidore de Séville est-il “vulgaire” ? »

Abstract : In 1998, P. Cazier published the first critical edition of the Sententiae of Isidore of Seville. In the linguistic study which comes before it he concludes that the Latin of the Sententiae is already vulgar, and also that it includes a much higher proportion of vulgarisms than other Isidore's works. I would like to question this conclusion. Admittedly the Sententiae contain some linguistic features which generally are regarded as vulgarisms, and the list offered by P. Cazier can even be expanded. But these vulgarisms are limited and sporadic: taken as a whole the Latin of the Sententiae is rather conservative. Moreover, if the language of the Sententiae is qualified as vulgar, then all Isidore's Latin should be considered so: actually the few vulgarisms which can be noticed in the Sententiae can also be found in his other works.
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Jacques Elfassi. « Le latin des Sententiae d’Isidore de Séville est-il “vulgaire” ? ». F. Biville, M.-K. Lhommé et D. Vallat (éd.). Latin vulgaire, latin tardif IX. Actes du IXe colloque international sur le latin vulgaire et tardif, Lyon, 2-6 septembre 2009, Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée Jean Pouilloux, p. 893-900, 2012, Collection de la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée 49, série linguistique et philologique 8. ⟨hal-01510065⟩

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