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Rethinking Middle English

Linguistic and Literary Approaches


Nikolaus Ritt and Herbert Schendl

Contents: Herbert Schendl/Nikolaus Ritt: Introduction – Derek Brewer: Understanding chivalry in earlier English literature – David Mills: Playing the Show, showing the Play: the Chester Plays in search of a genre – George R. Keiser: Robert Thornton’s Liber de Diversis Medicinis: text, vocabulary, and scribal confusion – Frances McSparran: Following the scribal trail: the BL Cotton Caligula A. ix copy of LaZamon’s Brut – Christian Liebl: Two unnoticed Early ME versions of Candet Nudatum Pectus – Joanna Bugaj: Middle Scots burgh court records: the influence of the text type on its linguistic features – Irma Taavitsainen: Standardisation, house styles, and the scope of variation in ME scientific writing – Hans-Jürgen Diller: Chaucer’s emotion lexicon: passioun and affeccioun – Przemysław Łozowski: Polysemy in context: meten and dremen in Chaucer – Rafał Molencki: The confusion between thurven und durren in Middle English – Tibor Őrsi: Ways and means of French lexical influence in the Cotton version of Mandeville’s Travels – Thomas Honegger: ‘wyZe welcum iwys to this place’ - and never mind the alliteration: an inquiry into the use of forms of address in two alliterative ME romances – Cynthia Lloyd: Experience or experiment? Some distinctions between French nominal suffixes in Middle English – Maurizio Gotti: Prediction in Middle English: a comparison between shall und will – Lilo Moessner: The verbal syntagm in ME conditional clauses – Letizia Vezzosi: The development of himself in Middle English: a ‘Celtic’ hypothesis – Hans Platzer: The development of natural gender in Middle English, or: sex by accident – Donka Minkova/Robert Stockwell: Clash avoidance in morphologically derived words in Middle English. (Why [-hUd] but [-dm]?) – Roger Lass/Margaret Laing: Are front rounded vowels retained in West Midland Middle English? – Merja Stenroos: Spelling conventions and rounded front vowels in the poems of William Herebert – Albertas Steponavičius: The Great Vowel Shift as a paradigmatic restructuring of the Late ME vowel system – Jerzy Wełna: Now you see it, now you don’t, or the fates of the ME voiced labial stop in homorganic clusters.