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The Resource Imagining medieval English : language structures and theories, 500-1500, edited by Tim William Machan

Imagining medieval English : language structures and theories, 500-1500, edited by Tim William Machan

Label
Imagining medieval English : language structures and theories, 500-1500
Title
Imagining medieval English
Title remainder
language structures and theories, 500-1500
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tim William Machan
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imagining medieval English' is concerned with how we think about language, and simply through the process of thinking about it, give substance to an array of phenomena, including grammar, usage, variation, change, regional dialects, sociolects, registers, periodization, and even language itself. Leading scholars in the field explore conventional conceptualisations of medieval English, and consider possible alternatives and their implications for cultural as well as linguistic history. They explore not only the language's structural traits, but also the sociolinguistic and theoretical expectations that frame them and make them real. Spanning the period from 500 to 1500 and drawing on a wide range of examples, the chapters discuss topics such as medieval multilingualism, colloquial medieval English, standard and regional varieties, and the post-medieval reception of Old and Middle English. Together, they argue that what medieval English is, depends, in part, on who's looking at it, how, when and why
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
427/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE525
LC item number
.I43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Machan, Tim William
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
Label
Imagining medieval English : language structures and theories, 500-1500, edited by Tim William Machan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tim William Machan
  • "Þæt is on englisc" :
  • performing multilingualism in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Christopher M. Cain
  • Regional language and culture :
  • the geography of Middle English linguistic variation
  • Merja Stenroos
  • The linguistic repertoire of medieval England, 1100-1500
  • Ad Putter
  • The nature of material evidence
  • The metaphysics of medieval English
  • Simon Horobin
  • Sifting through the evidence :
  • principles and pitfalls
  • Cynthia L. Allen
  • Everyday English in late medieval England
  • Colette Moore
  • Imagining the literary in medieval English
  • Andrew Galloway
  • "The most excellent creatures are not ever born perfect" :
  • early modern attitudes to Middle English
  • Tim William Machan
  • Helen Cooper
  • Ideas of medieval English in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • David Matthews
  • What was medieval English?
  • Seth Lerer
  • The evolution of Old and Middle English texts :
  • linguistic form and practices of literacy
  • Jeremy Smith
  • Snakes, ladders, and standard language
Control code
922694338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781107058590
Lccn
2015024948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922694338
Label
Imagining medieval English : language structures and theories, 500-1500, edited by Tim William Machan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tim William Machan
  • "Þæt is on englisc" :
  • performing multilingualism in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Christopher M. Cain
  • Regional language and culture :
  • the geography of Middle English linguistic variation
  • Merja Stenroos
  • The linguistic repertoire of medieval England, 1100-1500
  • Ad Putter
  • The nature of material evidence
  • The metaphysics of medieval English
  • Simon Horobin
  • Sifting through the evidence :
  • principles and pitfalls
  • Cynthia L. Allen
  • Everyday English in late medieval England
  • Colette Moore
  • Imagining the literary in medieval English
  • Andrew Galloway
  • "The most excellent creatures are not ever born perfect" :
  • early modern attitudes to Middle English
  • Tim William Machan
  • Helen Cooper
  • Ideas of medieval English in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • David Matthews
  • What was medieval English?
  • Seth Lerer
  • The evolution of Old and Middle English texts :
  • linguistic form and practices of literacy
  • Jeremy Smith
  • Snakes, ladders, and standard language
Control code
922694338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781107058590
Lccn
2015024948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922694338

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