.) : Hommages à Marcel Renard . Bruxelles 1969, 133–139. Sur cet emploi, voir ADAMS, J. N.: The RegionalDiversificationofLatin, 200 BC–AD 600 . Cambridge 2007, 519–520. 12 Cf. ADAMIK, T. : Bemerkungen zum Gebrauch des Vokativs und zur Afrikanischen Latinität
The aim of this paper is to present the preliminary results of my research on the Vulgar Latin in the Lusitania province. The research is being conducted within the framework of the computational project LLDB and concerns the regional diversification of Latin. By providing support graphics, this software allows the visualisation of data according to the different linguistic levels as well as their statistical distribution in diachronic perspective.
This paper intends to investigate Greek influence on the Latin sound change [b] > [β] suggested occasionally in the literature by surveying not only the relevant linguistic data of Latin/Romance and Koine/Modern Greek but also the relevant literature and by involving and analyzing data sets recorded from 18 Roman provinces and the city of Rome in the Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of the Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age (cf. http://lldb.elte.hu/) by a more differentiated phonological approach considering external sandhi rules and in a chronological distribution more detailed than any applied before. In the end, the influence of Greek has been evidenced at least for some areas and especially for the early period (1st–3rd century AD), which is more important in this respect than the late period (4th–6th century AD), since then the merger can also be explained by developments in Latin itself beside a supposed external influence.
Arabisation, and who in all the documented cases retained their Christian names. 23 ADAMS, J.: The RegionalDiversificationofLatin, 200 BC - AD 600 . Cambridge 2007; and WRIGHT (n. 5). 24 “On sait que le latin restait la langue dominante de ces populations
langue gauloise. Description linguistique, commentaire d'inscriptions choisies . Paris 2003 2 , 196; ADAMS, J. N.: The RegionalDiversificationofLatin, 200 BC - AD 600 . Cambridge 2007, 355; Weiss, M.: Outline of the Historical and Comparative Grammar
); Rome ( CCID 356 and 357). 44 For describing changes, I use the categories of the LLDB Database. 45 ADAMIK, B.: In Search of the RegionalDiversificationofLatin: Some Methodological Considerations in Employing the Inscriptional Evidence. In BIVILLE FR
ADAMS: Bilingualism (n. 31) 84-88. 36 MARoTTA: Talking Stones (n. 18) 43. 37 ADAMS: Bilingualism (n. 31) 88. 38 MARoTTA: Talking Stones (n. 18) 43. 39 ADAMIK, B.: In Search of the RegionalDiversificationofLatin: Some Methodological Consid- erations in
Hamra – Tripoli 1992. 5 ADAMS, J. N.: The RegionalDiversificationofLatin 200 BC–AD 600 . Cambridge 2007, 577–623. 6 BOWMAN–THOMAS (n. 1) 1994, 91. 7 BOWMAN–THOMAS (n. 1) 1994, 189. 8 ADAMS, J. N.: The Language of the Vindolanda Writing Tablets: An