Tim Denecker

Tim Denecker (°1989) obtained his MA in Classics and PhD in Linguistics from KU Leuven, in 2011 and 2015. He worked on general ideas on language in early Latin Christianity for his PhD, and then, as a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), on Latin language manuals from late antique and early medieval Western Christianity. In 2018 he became a publishing manager at Brepols Publishers (Turnhout), for the Corpus Christianorum series of critically edited Latin texts from late antiquity and the Middle Ages, for the full-text and dictionary databases of CTLO, and for various print and online publications in related domains.

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. Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity: From Tertullian to Isidore of Seville. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 142. Leiden/Boston: Brill.
  • Denecker, Tim. 2018. “Among Latinists: Alfred Ernout and Einar Löfstedt’s reponses to the ‘Nijmegen School’ and its Christian Sondersprache hypothesis”. Historiographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of the Language Sciences 45: 325–361.
  • Denecker, Tim. 2019. “Ambo legēre? The ‘dual number’ in Latin grammaticography up to the early medieval artes”. Glotta: Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache 95: 101–134.


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