This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Cet ouvrage étudie différents aspects caractéristiques du langage dramatique, notamment le dialogisme dramatique et les variations langagières qui définissent et singularisent la parole des personnages. La dernière partie est consacrée aux problèmes de l'adaptation théâtrale de formes narratives.
This work studies different aspects of dramatic language, notably dramatic dialogism and the linguistic variations which define and singularise characters' speech. The last part is devoted to the problems involved in theatrical adaptation of narrative forms.