An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

View: 6693

This text provides a single-volume, single-author general introduction to the Celtic languages. The first half of the book considers the historical background of the language group as a whole. There follows a discussion of the two main sub-groups of Celtic, Goidelic (comprising Irish, Scottish, Gaelic and Manx) and Brittonic (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) together with a detailed survey of one representative from each group, Irish and Welsh. The second half considers a range of linguistic features which are often regarded as characteristic of Celtic: spelling systems, mutations, verbal nouns and word order.

Peritia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

View: 8826

Anglia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

View: 2097

Interfaces Between Language and Culture in Medieval England

A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö

Author: Alaric Hall

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004180117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

View: 7146

The twelve articles in this volume promote the growing contacts between medieval linguistics and medieval cultural studies generally. Articles address medieval English linguistics, and the interrelation in Anglo-Saxon England between Latin and vernacular language and culture.

Anglo-Saxon glossography

papers read at the international conference held in the Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen Leteren en Schone Kunsten van België, Brussels, 8 and 9 September 1986

Author: René Derolez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 7843

Schlaglichter der Forschung

zum 75. Jahrestag der Universität Hamburg 1994

Author: Rainer Ansorge,Universität Hamburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 591

View: 8905

Gnomon

Author: Ludwig Curtius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 4147

Language as the Site of Revolt in Medieval and Early Modern England

Speaking as a Woman

Author: M. C. Bodden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230337651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 3483

Despite attempts to suppress early women's speech, this study demonstrates that women were still actively engaged in cultural practices and speech strategies that were both complicit with the patriarchal ideology whilst also undermining it.

Jahreszeiten

Author: James Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 66

View: 8145

A Companion to British Literature, Volume 1

Medieval Literature, 700 - 1450

Author: Heesok Chang,Robert DeMaria, Jr.,Samantha Zacher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118731859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

View: 2715

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111825726X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 664

Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

Englishes Around the World: General studies, British Isles, North America

Author: Edgar Werner Schneider

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027248761

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 4547

The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of what might be termed “Old” Englishes, varieties of English that have been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland); and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including literary dialect.

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain

Author: Sian Echard,Robert Rouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118396987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2168

View: 7592

Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries. A uniquely multilingual and intercultural approach reflecting the latest scholarship, covering the entire medieval period and the full tapestry of literary languages comprises over 600 authoritative yet accessible entries on key figures, texts, critical debates, methodologies, cultural and isitroical contexts, and related terminology Represents all the literatures of the British Isles including Old and Middle English, Early Scots, Anglo-Norman, the Norse, Latin and French of Britain, and the Celtic Literatures of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall Boasts an impressive chronological scope, covering the period from the Saxon invasions to the fifth century to the transition to the Early Modern Period in the sixteenth Covers the material remains of Medieval British literature, including manuscripts and early prints, literary sites and contexts of production, performance and reception as well as highlighting narrative transformations and intertextual links during the period

Englishes around the World

Studies in honour of Manfred Görlach. Volume 1: General studies, British Isles, North America

Author: Edgar W. Schneider

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027275777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

View: 3971

The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of what might be termed “Old” Englishes, varieties of English that have been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland); and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including literary dialect.