Bisagni, Jacopo





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Bisagni, Jacopo, and Immo Warntjes, “Latin and Old Irish in the Munich computus: a reassessment and further evidence”, Ériu 57 (2007): 1–33.

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Citation details
Article
“Latin and Old Irish in the Munich computus: a reassessment and further evidence”
Periodical
Ériu 57 (2007)
Ériu 57 (2007).
Volume
57
Pages
1–33
Description
Abstract (cited)
This article analyses the relatively rare phenomenon of code-switching and code-mixing from Latin to Old Irish in the Munich Computus. All (including previously unnoticed) instances of Old Irish in this Latin text are discussed, both from the linguistic point of view and as regards the reasons for their application. The author of the Munich Computus, writing in AD 719 and consequently being one of the earliest compilers of a comprehensive computistical textbook, faced the difficult task of transferring classroom teaching into writing without a model for this task at hand. In this context, it is argued that the shift to an informal register (Old Irish) was employed to serve specific didactical purposes, to facilitate the understanding of complicated technical material. Additionally, this analysis sheds more light on the function and nature of the Munich Computus itself.
Subjects and topics
Headings
Old Irish
Sources
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen