Location: Language Resources Centre, King's Building, Strand Campus
Workshop leader: Olivia Cockburn
Recommended language level: Beginners
This interactive workshop will look at Vulgar (Spoken) Latin and how it developed into the 5 major Romance Languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian. We will look at sources (graffiti, informal literature and ancient grammar texts) of Vulgar Latin and what they tell us about the real spoken language of the ancient Romans. Finally, using the comparative method we will reconstruct some Latin terms by tracing back their results in the modern Romance languages.
Students will be offered a unique insight into how one language has changed and developed over hundreds of years, becoming the common ancestor of the languages of millions of people all over the world.
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