The Linguistic Case for the Aiolian Migration Reconsidered

@article{Parker2008TheLC,
  title={The Linguistic Case for the Aiolian Migration Reconsidered},
  author={Holt Neumon Parker},
  journal={Hesperia},
  year={2008},
  volume={77},
  pages={431 - 464}
}
  • H. Parker
  • Published 17 September 2008
  • Linguistics
  • Hesperia
Abstract:Ascribing the presence of speakers of Lesbian in the northeast Aegean during historical times to the migration of Aiolian tribes from mainland Greece receives no support from linguistics. Migration is not the only or even primary way in which languages and dialects may spread. Moreover, on reexamination, the idea of an Aiolic dialect group falls apart. Boiotian, separated by the First Compensatory Lengthening from Lesbian and Thessalian, appears as a conservative dialect, most closely… 

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