Approaches to Middle English: Variation, Contact and Change by Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre, Javier Calle Martín

By Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre, Javier Calle Martín

This quantity encompasses a collection of papers provided on the eighth overseas convention of heart English, held in Spain on the college of Murcia in 2013. The contributions include quite a few learn issues and techniques, with a selected curiosity in multilingualism, multidialectalism and language touch in medieval England, including different extra linguistically-oriented ways at the phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics and pragmatics of center English. the amount provides a really good stance on a number of elements of the center English language and divulges how the interdisciplinary confluence of other techniques can make clear manifold evidences of version, touch and alter within the interval.

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Mixed‑language Texts as Data and Evidence in English Historical Linguistics”. ). Studies in the History of the English Language. A Millennial Perspective. Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 51–78. Schendl, Herbert. 2002b. “Code‑choice and Code‑switching in Some Early Fif‑ teenth‑century Letters”. ). Middle English from Tongue to Text. Bern: Peter Lang. 247–262. Schendl, Herbert. 2012. “Multilingualism, Code‑switching and Language Contact in Historical Sociolinguistics”. ). The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics.

44 Laura Wright monolingual Latin, but it is still following the same language‑mixing system as Richard atte Chapele’s shouts and ferryboat testament of 1373. The observation made in this section, then, is that the Latin and French of wills written in those languages contained English to a lesser or greater degree, depending on the length of bequest b. and the date of writing. Fifteenth‑century mixed‑language writing, found in the bequest b. part of testaments, contained a higher proportion of visual diamorphs and English words than that of previous centuries.

41v, 1376. ‘In the name of God Amen the day of St Stephen Protomartyr, the year of our Lord 1376. I Alan Ake make my testament in this manner […] I bequeathe to Master William in the Lane one silver cup’ Ingham (2011a: 101–111) has shown that in this kind of locative surname, switch‑ ing of languages between preposition and article rarely occurred, and that if the noun and the preposition were in English, then the article was too. The medieval mixed‑language business system, which evolved in the text‑type of accounts and inventories, is typically found in the bequest b.

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