Titolo della tesi: Continuity and Discontinuity in Substandard Latin: Three Case Studies on Phonology and Orthography
The present work aims to carry out a punctiform analysis of three grapho‑phonological phenomena within Latin primary sources. These phenomena, i.e., vowel prosthesis before word‑initial sC, consonant gemination, and -kt- outcomes (cf. § 1.4), albeit well‑known in the study tradition, require a review based on updated and richer data. The analysis is meant to be both diachronic and internal, attentive to structural aspects of the linguistic datum, and historical, according to a long‑standing tradition within Latin linguistics, and to a certain extent, the correlative sociolinguistic model. The study will be carried out through an empirical‑inductive approach, and the typology of the description will be both at a macro‑ and micro‑sociolinguistic level, depending on the empirical evidence.