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Query Details

Query Subject:   Resources on Ancient Diaries
Author:   Richard Durkan
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics

Query:   I am trying to do some research into the origins of personal diaries and
journals, particularly what might have existed or still survive from the pre-
classical world (ancient Near East as well as ancient Egypt, India and
China) and the insights they give into non-formal language: idiomatic,
colloquial and slang.

I am finding it very difficult to find appropriate material (I am assuming
some form of diaries must have existed in these societies) and wonder if
anyone knows of relevant studies or specialists.
LL Issue: 23.1243
Date posted: 12-Mar-2012


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