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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre


I have wide interests in the history of the Latin and Greek languages, ancient sociolinguistics and bilingualism, the languages and epigraphy of the ancient Mediterranean and comparative Indo-European studies. I have particular interests in the historical sociolinguistics of Latin; the other ancient Languages of the Italian peninsula especially Sabellian and Etruscan; and the history of the Armenian language.


Key publications: 

Clackson, J. (ed.) (2011). The Blackwell Companion to the Latin Language. Oxford, Blackwell-Wiley

Clackson, J and Horrocks G. (2010). The Blackwell History of the Latin Language. Oxford, Blackwell-Wiley

Clackson J. (2007). Indo-European Linguistics. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Clackson J. (1994). The Linguistic Relationship between Armenian and Greek. Cambridge, Philological Society

Professor of Comparative Philology
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Professor James  Clackson