Interfaces Between Language and Culture in Medieval England: A Festschrift for Matti Kilpi÷

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Alaric Hall
BRILL, Jan 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 333 pages
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The twelve articles in this volume promote the growing contacts between historical linguistics and medieval cultural studies. They fall into two groups. One examines the interrelation in Anglo-Saxon England between Latin and vernacular language and culture, investigating language-contact between Old English and Latin, the extent of Latinity in early medieval Britain, Anglo-Saxons attitudes to Classical culture, and relationships between Anglo-Saxon and Continental Christian thought. Another group uses historical linguistics as a method in the wider cultural study of medieval England, examining syntactic change, dialect, translation and semantics to give us access to politeness, demography, and cultural constructions of colour, thought and time. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of Anglo-Saxon culture and Middle English language.Contributors are Olga Timofeeva, Alaric Hall, Seppo Heikkinen, Jesse Keskiaho, John Blair, Kathryn A. Lowe, Antonette DiPaolo Healey, Lilla Kopßr, C. P. Biggam, ┴gnes Kiricsi, Alexandra Fodor and Mari Pakkala-Weckstr÷m.
 

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Contents

Interlinguistic Communication in Bedes Historia ecclesiastica
37
The Disappearance of FifthFoot
81
The Representations of Emotions Connected to Dreams
99
Old English Semantics and
179
The Development of the Basic Colour Terms of English
231
Mood and Mind in Old
267
A Diachronic Study
289
Translating Chaucers Power Play into Modern English
307
Index
329
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Alaric Hall, Ph.D. (2004) in English Language, University of Glasgow, is a lecturer in medieval English literature at the University of Leeds. He has written extensively on medieval Insular and Scandinavian language and culture. Olga Timofeeva, candidate of sciences in philology (2005), St Petersburg State University, Russia, has just submitted her Ph.D. dissertation on Latin influence on Old English syntax to the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is a researcher at the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English and a part-time instructor at the Department of English, University of Helsinki. Her scholarly interests include medieval translation and language contact. gnes Kiricsi, Ph.D. (2006) in Medieval English Literature, E tv s Lor nd University, Budapest, is a lecturer at K roli G sp r University in Budapest. Her main field of expertise is the concept of the mind in Anglo-Saxon and later medieval England. Bethany Fox, B.A. Cantab. (Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 2003), B.Sc. Open University (Geosciences, 2008), is a Ph.D. student in Geology at the University of Otago and author of 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland' ("The Heroic Age," 10).

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