Tim Denecker

Tim Denecker (°1989) obtained his MA in Classics and PhD in Linguistics from KU Leuven, in 2011 and 2015. Having investigated general ideas on language in early Latin Christianity for his PhD, as a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) he is currently working on Latin language manuals from late antique and early medieval Western Christianity.

Selective bibliography

  • Denecker, Tim. 2014. “Heber or Habraham? Ambrosiaster and Augustine on Language History”. Revue d’études augustiniennes et patristiques 60: 1–32.
  • Denecker, Tim. 2015. “Language attitudes and social connotations in Jerome and Sidonius Apollinaris”. Vigiliae Christianae: A Review of Early Christian Life and Language 69: 393–421.
  • Denecker, Tim. 2017. “The Nijmegen School and its ‘sociological’ approach to the so-called Sondersprache of early Christians: A preliminary historiographical study”. Latomus: Revue d’études latines.
  • Denecker, Tim. 2017. “Condensing Cultural Knowledge in 7th-Century Spain: The ‘inventors of letters’ in Julian of Toledo’s Ars grammatica”. Emerita: Revista de lingüística y filología clásica.
  • Denecker, Tim. 2017. Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity: From Tertullian to Isidore of Seville. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae. Leiden/Boston: Brill.


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