This book contains a selection of papers presented at the Second Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland in November 2003. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the areas of Old and Middle English language and literature: from language contact and Middle English syntax to pragmatics, and from Chaucer to Middle English religious and secular discourse.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 172 pp., 1 fig., 2 tables
Contents: D. Gary Miller: The morphosyntactic legacy of Scand-English contact – Rafał Molencki: The use of the pluperfect
tense in Early Middle English – Saara Nevanlinna: Observations on assonance of fricative consonants in the rhymes of scribal
manuscripts of LME verse – Matylda Włodarczyk-Golka: Reported speech analysis in a historical pragmatic perspective: In search
of a database – Liliana Sikorska: Imagining heaven: Visions of bliss in medieval mystical discourse – Andrzej Wicher: The
Breton lay and the tale of magic: A preliminary attempt at arriving at the internal unity and ideology of selected Breton
lays – Barbara Kowalik: Addressing God in Middle English lyrics – Rafał Borysławski: The co(s)mic space in Chaucer’s «Knight’s