Rethinking Middle English

Linguistic and Literary Approaches

by Nikolaus Ritt (Volume editor) Herbert Schendl (Volume editor)
©2005 Conference proceedings XII, 344 Pages


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.


XII, 344
ISBN (Softcover)
Mittelenglisch Kongress Wien (2002) England Mediävistik Textwissenschaft Morphologie Schottland Syntax
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XII, 344 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Nikolaus Ritt (Volume editor) Herbert Schendl (Volume editor)

The Editors: Nikolaus Ritt studied, and now teaches English linguistics at the University of Vienna. He was visiting professor at Eötös Lorand University, Budapest and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. He is presently developing a memetic framework for the study of language change. Herbert Schendl studied 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.


Title: Rethinking Middle English