Word Separation in Lycian Alphabetic Writing

Payne, Annick Daniela (16 February 2017). Word Separation in Lycian Alphabetic Writing (Unpublished). In: Current Research on Lycian International Workshop of the Digital Philological-Etymological Dictionary of the Minor Ancient Anatolian Corpus Languages. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. 16-17 February 2017.

Lycian stone inscriptions show different formats from lapidary to formal (stoichedon) arrangements. Word separation operated on a speech-based definition of ‘words', and practices of whether and how to separate words varied widely, ranging from scriptio continua to separation by space and/or interpunct. The paper discussed the data from Lycian inscriptions in the context of current neuropsychological theories of reading, and suggested that the concept of 'aeration' used in the study of medieval documents would provide a useful tool for the consideration of Lycian word separation.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Near Eastern Archaeology

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Payne, Annick Daniela


400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 490 Other languages
900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)




Annick Daniela Payne

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27 Apr 2018 16:15

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05 Dec 2022 15:04



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