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9783110167801

Placing Middle English in Context

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    9783110167801

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    3110167808

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-07-01
  • Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

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Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction 1(6)
Irma Taavitsainen
Terttu Nevalainen
Paivi Pahta
Matti Rissanen
Chronological and social context
Language periodization and the concept ``middle''
7(36)
Roger Lass
Language and society in twelfth-century England
43(24)
Tim William Machan
Syntactic constraints on code-switching in medieval texts
67(22)
Herbert Schendl
Dialect, normalization and corpus-linguistic methodology
Introduction
89(8)
Norman F. Blake
Never the twain shall meet Early Middle English - The East-West divide
97(28)
Margaret Laing
Standard language in Early Middle English?
125(16)
Jeremy Smith
Changing spaces: Linguistic relationships and the dialect continuum
141(40)
Keith Williamson
Normalizing the word forms in the Ayenbite of Inwyt
181(18)
Manfred Markus
Chaucer's spelling and the manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales
199(10)
Simon Horobin
Which and The Which in Late Middle English: Free variants?
209(20)
Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
Lexical semantics
Introduction
229(6)
Hans-Jurgen Diller
Robbares and reuares pat ryche men despoilen: Some competing forms
235(20)
Jane Roberts
Here comes the judge: A small contribution to the study of French input into the vocabulary of the law in Middle English
255(22)
Janet Bately
Naming and avoiding naming objects of terror: A case study
277(16)
Louise Sylvester
An application of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage to diachronic semantics
293(20)
Malgorzata Fabiszak
Patterns of semantic change in abstract nouns: The case of wit
313(16)
Paivi Koivisto-Alanko
The spatial and temporal meanings of before in Middle English
329(10)
Ruta Nagucka
The adjective weary in Middle English structures: A syntactic-semantic study
339(22)
Saara Nevanlinna
Utterance and discourse meaning
Introduction
361(8)
Laurel Brinton
Slanders, slurs and insults on the road to Canterbury: Forms of verbal aggression in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
369(22)
Andreas H. Jucker
Hir not lettyrd: The use of interjections, pragmatic markers and whan-clauses in The Book of Margery Kempe
391(20)
Liliana Sikorska
Whose thorgh presumpcion ... mysdeme hyt: Chaucer's poetic adaptation of the medieval ``book curse''
411(16)
Leslie Arnovick
Sounds, prosody and metre
Introduction
427(4)
Nikolaus Ritt
Middle English prosodic innovations and their testability in verse
431(30)
Donka Minkova
Old English (non)-palatalised */k/: Competing forces of change at work in the ``seek''-verbs
461(14)
Marcin Krygier
Some remarks on the nonprimary contexts for Homorganic Lengthening
475(14)
Jerzy Welna
On the phonetic and phonological interpretation of the reflexes of the Old English diphthongs in the Ayenbite of Inwyt
489(16)
Albertas Steponavicius
Author index 505(4)
Subject index 509

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