Placing Middle English in Context

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Walter de Gruyter, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 518 pages
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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

 

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Contents

Language and society in twelfthcentury England
43
Syntactic constraints on codeswitching in medieval texts
67
Introduction
89
Standard language in Early Middle English?
123
Linguistic relationships and the dialect
124
Keith Williamson 41
138
Normalizing the word forms in theAyenbite ofInwyt
181
Chaucers spelling and the manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales
199
An application of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage
293
The case of
313
The spatial and temporal meanings of before in Middle English
329
Introduction
361
The use of interjections pragmatic markers
391
Introduction
427
Competing forces of change
461
Some remarks on the nonprimary contexts for Homorganic
475

Introduction
229
A small contribution to the study of French
255
A case study
277
On the phonetic and phonological interpretation of the reflexes
489
Author index
505
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Irma Taavitsainen is Professor of English Philology in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Helsinki.

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