Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of the Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics
Edited By Michiko Ogura and Hans Sauer
This volume is a collection of papers read at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds in 2017, in two sessions organized by the Institute of English Studies at the University of London and four sessions organized by the Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics. Contributions consist of poetry, prose, interlinear glosses, syntax, semantics, lexicology, and medievalism. The contributors employ a wealth of different approaches. The general theme of the IMC 2017 was ‘otherness’, and some papers fit this theme very well. Even when two researchers deal with a similar topic and arrive at different conclusions, the editors do not try to harmonize them but present them as they are for further discussion.
Preface and Acknowledgements
This volume is a collection of papers read at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) at Leeds in 2017; all papers were revised and updated for publication. The papers come from six sessions, namely two sessions organized by the Institute of English Studies (IES) at the University of London, and four sessions organized by the Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics (SHELL). We are grateful to Joyce Hill, Professor Emerita at the University of Leeds (and one of the founders of the IMC), and to Jane Roberts, Emeritus Professor, Institute of English Studies, University of London, for helping to set up those sessions. Our thanks are also due to Michio Hosaka, Professor at Nihon University, for his assistance in preparing the present volume for publication, and furthermore to Jacek Fisiak, Professor Emeritus at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Professor Fisiak has not only accepted this volume for publication in his series ‘Studies in English Medieval Language and Literature’ (SEMLL), but he has also been a constant supporter of SHELL since 2003, and he helped to make the fifth international conference of SHELL a part of the IMC sessions in 2017. The maps were designed by Vera Falck from the Geography Department of the University of Munich (LMU); we thank her and Prof. Wolfram Mauser, head of the same department, for their help. Our thanks are also due to our speakers who revised and submitted their papers on various aspects of Medieval English language, literature, culture, and literacy...
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