510 De novis libris iudicia / O. Spevak / Mnemosyne 61 (2008) 510-512 Kiesler, R. 2006. Einführung in die Problematik des Vulgärlateins (Romanistische Arbeitshefte, 48). Tübingen, Niemeyer. xi, 136 p. Pr. €18.00. Much has been written on Vulgar Latin. However, with all the respect one has especially for Väänänen’s Introduction au latin vulgaire ( 1 1963) and for Herman’s Le latin vulgaire ( 1 1967), no new introduction to this topic has been published for the last forty years. But revisions of and additions to the books mentioned as well as their translations betray a need of having an up-to-date handbook of Vulgar Latin. I only mention the third edition of Väänänen ( 3 1981) and the last edition of Herman in Spanish (1997) or in English (2000. Vulgar Latin (Pennsylvania); this translation by R. Wright is not mentioned in Kiesler’s bibliography), both translated from an unpublished French version. Furthermore, as for Vulgar Latin handbooks in the German language, there is no translation at all and the latest introduction goes back to Vossler (1953. Einführung ins Vulgärlatein (München)). Although Kiesler’s (henceforth K.) aim is not to replace Väänänen nor Herman, his book is an interesting attempt to present,
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