Lingua Franca: Towards a Philology of the Sea


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See, for example: Margaret Cohen, The Novel and the Sea (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010); Karla Malette, Suzanne Akbari, eds., A Sea of Languages: Literature and Culture in the Pre-modern Mediterranean (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013); Sumit Mandal, ed., “Global Conjunctions in the Indian Ocean: Malay World Textual Trajectories,” Indonesia and the Malay World 41 (2013); and the dossier on “Oceanic Studies” in pmla 125 (2010): 657-736; Predrag Matvejevic, Mediterranean: A Cultural Landscape, trans. Michael Henry Heim (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999); Peter Miller ed., The Sea: Thalassography and Historiography, (The Bard Graduate Center cultural histories of the material world: University of Michigan Press, 2013); Alexis Wick, The Red Sea. In Search of Lost Space (University of California Press, 2016). Please note that the subtitle of our special issue—“Towards a Philology of the Sea”—echoes Claudio Magris’s introduction to Matvejevic’s book.


Hugo Schuchardt, “Die Lingua franca,” Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 33 (1909): 441-461; Henry Kahane, Renée Kahane, “Lingua Franca: The Story of a Term,” Romance Philology 30 (1976): 25-41; Guido Cifoletti, La lingua franca mediterranea (Padova: Unipress, 1989); J.E. Wansborough, Lingua Franca in the Mediterranean (London: Routledge, 1994); Laura Minervini, “La lingua franca mediterranea: Plurilinguismo, mistilinguismo, pidginizzazione sulle coste del Mediterraneo tra tardo medioevo e prima età moderna,” Medioevo romanzo 20 (1996): 231-301; Jocelyne Dakhlia, Lingua franca: Histoire d’une langue métisse en Méditerranée (Arles: Actes Sud, 2008).


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