HelRAW: Ioanna Manolessou 14.3.2022

The Helsinki Research on the Ancient World (HelRAW) is a monthly research seminar. HelRAW is organized by the SpaceLaw project together with the Digital Grammar of Greek Documentary Papyri (PapyGreek) project.

14.3.2022 at 17.15 (UTC+2)

Psychologicum 229 (Siltavuorenpenger 1 A)



Meeting ID: 691 3070 0271

Passcode: 645095


Ioanna Manolessou (the Academy of Athens): Dialect genesis in post-classical Greek


The talk revolves around the major question of the dialectal split of the Greek language after the Hellenistic Koine. It offers a series of methodological principles for linguistic research on Post-classical, Medieval and Modern Greek, distilled from years of work on the Grammar of Medieval and Early Modern Greek and on the Historical Dictionary of Modern Greek, together with some innovative suggestions for the pathways and patterns of change which led to the genesis of dialectal differentiation.