Raf Van Rooy

Raf Van Rooy (°1990) obtained a Bachelor's degree in Classics (July 2011 - Leuven & Thessaloniki) and three Master's degrees (Classics & general linguistics [both July 2012 - Leuven] & Classics with additional courses on oriental languages [June 2013 - Louvain-la-Neuve]). In 2013, the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) granted him a Ph. D. fellowship, which allowed him to conduct the research project presented here. He obtained the degree of 'Ph. D. in linguistics' in May 2017.

Selective bibliography

  • Van Rooy, Raf. 2013. “‘Πóθεν oὖν ἡ τoσαύτη διαφωνíα;’ Greek patristic authors discussing linguistic origin, diversity, change and kinship.” Beiträge zur Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft 23 (1): 21–54.
  • Van Rooy, Raf. 2014. “A first stumbling step toward Ancient Greek dialectology in Western Europe. An edition and brief discussion of Johann Reuchlin’s De quattuor Graecae linguae differentiis libellus (1477/1478).” Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance. Travaux et documents 76 (3): 501–526.
  • Van Rooy, Raf, and John Considine. 2016. “Between homonymy and polysemy. The origins and career of the English form dialect in the sixteenth century.” Anglia - Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie 134 (4): 639–667.
  • Van Rooy, Raf. 2016. “The diversity of Ancient Greek through the eyes of a forgotten grammarian. Petrus Antesignanus (ca. 1524/1525–1561) on the notion of ‘dialect.’” Histoire Epistémologie Langage 38 (1): 123–140.
  • Van Rooy, Raf. 2016. “‘What is a “dialect”?’ Some new perspectives on the history of the term διάλεκτος and its interpretations in ancient Greece and Byzantium.” Glotta 92: 244–279.


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