Middle English Word Studies: A Word and Author Index
Although detailed and full bibliographies exist for Old English word studies, this is the first specifically on Middle English lexicography, focussing on studies of individual Middle English words and groups of words which offer evidence for word meanings: ante- and post-datings for the Oxford English Dictionary and the Middle English Dictionary, missing entries and ghost words, possible proverbs, proposals for etymologies, wordplay, punning, new readings in manuscripts and the reinterpretations of textual cruces. It first presents an annotated bibliography arranged alphabetically by author's name and date of publication; the annotations include notes on the contents and approach of each article, cross-references to related work, and references to reviews. Two indexes follow, the Index of Words, an alphabetical listing of words that have attracted significant discussion with references to the author(s), publication date and notes of pages on which the words are discussed; and an Index of Authors. The introductory section offers critical analyses of the word studies. Professor JANE ROBERTS and Dr LOUISE SYLVESTER teach at King's College London.
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First published 2000
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Index of Words
Index of Authors with Associated Words
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14th century adjective alliterative Ancrene Wisse antedatings Argues Bawcutt Bishop Bitterling Blake borrowing Breeze Burnley Burton Cambridge Canterbury Canterbury Tales Caxton Chaucer's cited Conley Considers context Criseyde D. S. Brewer derived Dictionary Discusses Donaldson Early edition EETS o.s. emendation English Studies etymology evidence Examines example Fischer French Ghost Word gloss Green Knight Harley History Index of Words interpretation John Katherine Group Langland language Latin lexical Lindstrom Linguistics literary loan-words London Lucas Lyrics Malory Malory's manuscript Matsumoto 1993b meaning Medieval metaphor Middle English Miller Miller's Tale Mills narrative Notes noun Olszewska Ormulum Oxford Pearl phrase Piers Plowman place-name PMLA poem poet Points Prologue puns reading Reeve's Tale reference Review Romance semantic sense sexual Sir Gawain Stanley Studies Suggests Tale translation Troilus Troilus and Criseyde University Press usage variant verb vocabulary Wife of Bath Wife of Bath's Wilson Wyld Yonekura