Rethinking Middle English: Linguistic and Literary Approaches

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Peter Lang, Jan 1, 2005 - English language - 339 pages
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This volume presents Middle English studies as a modern discipline which unites linguistics, literature, philology, the history of ideas, textual studies including recent developments in the study of text types and genres, as well as the sociohistorical perspective. This large variety of both traditional and new approaches is mirrored in the four main parts of the book, starting with texts and text types, and moving on to vocabulary, syntax and morphology, and finally phonology and orthography. Aspects of language contact as well as corpus linguistic studies are also addressed in a number of contributions. Authors are leading experts in their fields, and come from the United States, South Africa, and all parts of Europe.

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Nikolaus Ritt, Herbert Schendl, Christiane Dalton-Puffer and Dieter Kastovsky teach at the Department of English at the University of Vienna and have published widely in different areas of English historical linguistics.

Herbert Schendl studies English and French philology in Vienna and Paris. He is Professor of English linguistics at the University of Vienna. Major research interests include EModE variation, language contact and historical code-switching.

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