This volume describes the salient features of the variety of Latin spoken in Sardinia through the analysis of the graphemic and phonological variants found in the Latin inscriptions from the island (1st century bce-7th century ce). A ‘linguistic profile’ for Sardinia is reconstructed taking into account the dynamics of linguistic variation in its community. Relevant case studies in light of the evolution from Latin to Sardo-Romance are also examined. The common features between the provinces of Sardinia and Africa are underlined and critically discussed, in the theoretical framework of historical sociolinguistics.
Lucia TamponiLucia Tamponi (1991) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pisa.
She graduated in Linguistics and earned her PhD in Philology, Literature and Linguistics at the University of Pisa in 2020. Her current research interests involve Latin, phonological theory and cognitive semantics.